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Christianity and the City

Simmel, Space, and Urban Subjectivities

Anna Strhan

This article examines the growing scholarly interest in urban religion, situating the topic in relation to the contemporary analytical significance of cities as sites where processes of social change, such as globalization, transnationalism, and the influence of new media technologies, materialize in interrelated ways. I argue that Georg Simmel's writing on cities offers resources to draw out further the significance of “the urban” in this emerging field. I bring together Simmel's urban analysis with his approach to religion, focusing on Christianities and individuals' relations with sacred figures, and suggest this perspective opens up how forms of religious practice respond to experiences of cultural fragmentation in complex urban environments. Drawing on his analysis of individuals' engagement with the coherence of God, I explore conservative evangelicals' systems of religious intersubjectivity to show how attention to the social effects of relations with sacred figures can deepen understanding of the formation of urban religious subjectivities.

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Environmental Configurations

When the River Zayandeh Rud Stopped Crossing Isfahan

Sahar Faeghi and Sophie Roche

. 2013 ; Talebi, 2004 ; Yazdanfar et al. 2013 ). Parks, streets, squares, rivers and urban river valleys are not simply part of the urban landscape but form the core of social relationships and urban interactions ( Ghasemzadeh et al. 2014 ; Mohammadi

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Tehmina Pirzada

libraries to rallies. Gogi’s urban interactions focus on creating an alternative temporality that physically and ideologically protects her position as a girl. In a 2015 comic available on her website, Nazar shows Gogi asking a Mullah questions about female

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The Role of Small-Scale Farming in Familial Care

Reducing Work Risks Stemming from the Market Economy in Northeast Thailand

Shinsuke Tomita, Mario Ivan Lopez, and Yasuyuki Kono

. Cylus , J. P. Mackenbach , C. Knai , and M. McKee . 2013 . “ Ageing in the European Union .” The Lancet 381 ( 9874 ): 1312 – 1322 . 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62087-X Rigg , J. 1998 . “ Rural-Urban Interactions, Agriculture and Wealth: a

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

conceptual framework for observing, analyzing, and weighing both recent historical and present-day human–urban interactions within ecosystems across a spectrum of population densities, magnitudes of urban development, and differing levels of energy and