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Book Series: HTS Religion & Society Series ISBN: 9781928396666 Year: Pages: 398 DOI: 10.4102/aosis.2018.BK87 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS
Subject: Religion
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The purpose of this scholarly book is to expand the body of knowledge available on urban theology. It introduces readers to the concept of planetary urbanisation, with the view of deepening an understanding of urbanisation and its all-pervasive impact on the planet, people and places from a theological perspective. A critical theological reading of ‘the urban’ is also provided, deliberating on bridging the divide between voices from the Global South and the Global North. In doing so, this book simultaneously seeks out robust and dynamic faith constructs, expressed in various forms and embodiments of justice. The methodology chosen transcended narrow disciplinary boundaries, situating reflections between and across disciplines, in the interface between scholarly reflection and an activist faith, as well as between local rootedness and global connectedness. This was facilitated by the collected gathering of authors, spanning all continents, various Christian faith traditions and multiple disciplines, as well as a range of methodological approaches. The book endeavours to contribute to knowledge production in a number of ways. Firstly, it suggests the inadequacy of most dominant faith expressions in the face of all-pervasive forces of urbanisation, and it also provides clues as to the possibility of fostering potent alternative imaginaries. Secondly, it explores a decolonial faith that is expressed in various forms of justice. It is an attempt to offer concrete embodiments of what such a faith could look like in the context of planetary urbanisation. Thirdly, the book does not focus on one specific urban challenge or mode of ministry but rather introduces the concept of planetary urbanisation and then offers critical lenses with which to interrogate its consequences and challenges. It considers concrete and liberating faith constructs in areas ranging from gender, race, economic inequality, a solidarity economics and housing to urban violence, indigeneity and urbanisation, the interface between economic and environmental sustainability, and grass-roots theological education.

Communautés d’habitants au Moyen Âge : (xie-xve siècles)

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ISBN: 9791035105761 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.psorbonne.53888 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Sorbonne
Subject: History
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La formation des communautés d’habitants (sous une forme villageoise ou urbaine, groupée ou non) est un phénomène clé qui a touché l’ensemble de l’Occident latin à partir du xie siècle. Son étude a connu une certaine vogue dans le dernier quart du xxe siècle, dans divers pays d’Europe, où l’on s’est toutefois appuyé sur des présupposés notionnels et méthodologiques très variables qui ont abouti à des résultats intéressants mais peu articulés. Le travail collectif mené dans le cadre du LaMOP (Paris 1) a visé à dépasser l’hétérogénéité des points de vue, à l’aide d’hypothèses de travail spécifiques. En particulier, il s’est agi de prendre au sérieux le fait social qu’est « l’habiter », impliquant entre autres que la cohésion des communautés reposait moins sur des rapports de parenté que sur l’idée d’appartenance commune à un lieu. Cet attachement se fondait quant à lui sur la définition d’un certain nombre de ressources réservées et liées à l’habitat lui-même, d’une part, et sur la définition de pôles d’attraction durable et eux aussi monopolistiques : les églises paroissiales et leur cimetière. Avec ces deux référents que sont l’habitat et la paroisse, le statut dépendant des tenanciers paysans passe à l’arrière-plan : les agriculteurs dépendants ne sont donc plus pensés par rapport à leurs seigneurs mais par rapport à leur lieu de résidence et de culte. Les dépendants sont ainsi transformés en habitants, et les communautés d’habitants peuvent donc être considérées comme des formes d’enchantement, de la domination sociale, contribuant ainsi à la reproduction à long terme du système seigneurial.

Asian Century… on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development

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ISBN: 9789811071812 9789811071829 Year: Pages: 335 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7182-9 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Asian Century Institute
Subject: Political Science --- Economics
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This book delves into the widely held belief that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century" by examining the Asia's rapid economic development in the post-war era and the challenges it faces in forging ahead of world leaders in the West. The impact of the current turbulent global political climate on Asia is critically analyzed, employing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, combining economic, social, political and geopolitical perspectives. Written in an accessible style, the book offers students, business, government, and civil society players powerful insights on Asia.

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