International Perspectives on Culture, Identity, and Belonging
Edited By Margarethe Kusenbach and Krista E. Paulsen
Saskia Binken is a Ph.D. candidate at the OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Saskia’s research interests include urban sociology, public space, exclu‑ sion and marginalization, belonging, ethnicity, youth, and safety. Her ongoing research focuses on various patterns of use and meaning of public space in a socially and ethnically mixed urban setting and is partly funded by the NICIS Institute/Platform 31. She recently co‑ authored (with Talja Blokland) the article “Why Repressive Policies Towards Urban Youths Do Not Make Streets Safe: Four Hypotheses” published in The Sociological Review. Talja Blokland is Professor in Urban and Regional Sociology at Hum‑ boldt University, Berlin, and holds a Guest Senior Researcher position at the OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Recent publications include the article “Facing Violence” (for which she received the SAGE 2008 Best Article in Sociology Award), and the books Urban Bonds (Polity 2003) and Net‑ worked Urbanism (Ashgate 2008), co‑edited with Mike Savage. Kurt Borchard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. His research areas include cultural studies, ethnography, Holo‑ caust studies, homelessness, and symbolic interaction. He is the author of The Word on the Street: Homeless Men in Las Vegas (2005), and Homeless in Las Vegas: Stories from the Street (2011), each published by University of Nevada Press. He serves on the Advisory Board of Humanity and Society. Gabriela B. Christmann is head of the research department “Dynamics of...
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