Contested public space in “downtown jerusalem”: Jaffa gate and the municipal garden in late Ottoman Jerusalem

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Show simple item record Jacobson, Abigail 2022-08-15T14:35:43Z 2022-08-15T14:35:43Z 2023-02
dc.description.abstract Focusing on “downtown” Jerusalem during the final years of Ottoman rule in the city, this chapter demonstrates how streets, gardens, and squares served multiple pur- poses, sometimes simultaneously, especially during periods of war and conflict. It focuses on three main sites: Jaffa Gate, the Municipal Garden, and Jaffa Road, and examines their different uses and functions during the final years of Ottoman rule, including World War I. These areas were controlled by the Ottoman authorities, but were also simultaneously claimed and used by various groups for other purposes. The analysis of public sites in Je- rusalem serves to demonstrate how public space was contested and negotiated during this time of crisis. In the words of Henry Lefebvre, “Space is permeated by social relations; it is not only supported by social relations but it is also producing and produced by social rela- tions.” Indeed, the city, I argue, should be viewed and analyzed as a dynamic, active, chang- ing setting that sets the stage for different kinds of interactions, negotiations, and conflicts. I view space and place as intimately bound up with the constitution of social identities, and as deeply embedded in historical conflicts and processes. These processes may be wars and conflicts, political changes, colonial or post-colonial dynamics, and everyday practices. de_DE
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Tübingen University Press
dc.rights cc_by-nc-nd
dc.subject.other Jerusalem de_DE
dc.subject.other public space de_DE
dc.subject.other municipal garden de_DE
dc.subject.other Jaffa Gate de_DE
dc.subject.other transportation de_DE
dc.subject.other space de_DE
dc.subject.other place de_DE
dc.subject.other negotiations de_DE
dc.title Contested public space in “downtown jerusalem”: Jaffa gate and the municipal garden in late Ottoman Jerusalem de_DE
dc.type BookPart de_DE
utue.publikation.source Ben-Bassat, Yuval; Büssow, Johann: From the Household to the Wider World. Tübingen University Press 2022


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