Urban events under the post-political condition: (im)possibilities for emancipation in a small-scale city of Switzerland

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Title
Urban events under the post-political condition: (im)possibilities for emancipation in a small-scale city of Switzerland
Title of the book
Public space unbound. Urban emancipation and the post-political condition
Author(s)
Salzbrunn Monika, Dellwo Barbara, Aleman Serjara
Publisher
Routledge
Address of publication
London
ISBN
9781138213098
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Knierbein Sabine, Viderman Tihomir
Series
Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design
Chapter
8
Pages
113-126
Language
english
Abstract
The present chapter deals with the multicultural celebration La Grande Table (the big table), organized in a small town in Switzerland in order to ‘integrate’ foreigners by sharing food at the same table and hence favouring mutual acceptance. Oscillating between exoticism and folklore, the event tends at first sight to essentialize cultural features, following the paternalistic approach of the organizers. However, we argue that the actors’ appropriation and redefinition of the public space, through the performance of multiple belongings, can be read as a form of emancipation and community building at the local scale under the post-political condition.
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