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Book Chapter: Recalling the Political in Public Space

TitleRecalling the Political in Public Space
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Issue Date2014
PublisherWorld Scientific
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Recalling the Political in Public Space. In Lim, WSW (Ed.), Public Space in Urban Asia, p. 190-193. Singapore; New Jersey: World Scientific, 2014 How to Cite?
AbstractThe history of public space is often the same history as discrimination and revolts. It is because public spaces are intended to be open-ended, in order for the public to enjoy and express themselves. In societies where the government is put in place and supported by its people, this same government maintains and celebrates public space as a demonstration of the vitality and political health of its citizenry. In this sense, public spaces are supposed to function as receptors designed to absorb and modulate the full range of expressions of the societies they serve, from celebratory events to difficult forms of questioning. This vital function of public space has evolved over time. It has been emptied out and replaced with a number of deviant forms and contents. While it is undeniable that societies around the world are generally more tolerant and enlightened about the human condition, it is still critical to realize that we have to put the political functions of society back into public spaces, and not turn ambivalent towards them…
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187409
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dc.contributor.authorWee, HKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T12:42:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T12:42:17Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationRecalling the Political in Public Space. In Lim, WSW (Ed.), Public Space in Urban Asia, p. 190-193. Singapore; New Jersey: World Scientific, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789814578325-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187409-
dc.description.abstractThe history of public space is often the same history as discrimination and revolts. It is because public spaces are intended to be open-ended, in order for the public to enjoy and express themselves. In societies where the government is put in place and supported by its people, this same government maintains and celebrates public space as a demonstration of the vitality and political health of its citizenry. In this sense, public spaces are supposed to function as receptors designed to absorb and modulate the full range of expressions of the societies they serve, from celebratory events to difficult forms of questioning. This vital function of public space has evolved over time. It has been emptied out and replaced with a number of deviant forms and contents. While it is undeniable that societies around the world are generally more tolerant and enlightened about the human condition, it is still critical to realize that we have to put the political functions of society back into public spaces, and not turn ambivalent towards them…-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWorld Scientificen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Space in Urban Asiaen_US
dc.titleRecalling the Political in Public Spaceen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailWee, HK: koonwee@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWee, HK=rp01504en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1142/9789814578332_0013-
dc.identifier.hkuros219166en_US
dc.identifier.spage190-
dc.identifier.epage193-
dc.publisher.placeSingapore; New Jerseyen_US

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