What’s ‘Out of Place’? Tolerance and Intolerance As Functions of the Construction of Public Space
TOUŠEK, L. What’s ‘Out of Place’? Tolerance and Intolerance As Functions of the Construction of Public Space. Pavia. Italy, 2011.
|Anglický název:||What’s ‘Out of Place’? Tolerance and Intolerance As Functions of the Construction of Public Space|
|Autoři:||Mgr. Ladislav Toušek ,|
|Abstrakt EN:||In the presentation I intend to argue that our analysis of the limits and workings of tolerance and respect has to be spatially situated. A distinct place always constitutes the determinant delimiting the boundaries of transgression, i.e. what is considered ‘out of place’. In Western societies the issue of tolerance is inevitably related to the modes of production and control of the public urban space. Coming out of critical accounts of the public sphere/space, I argue that the idea of public space is far from cultural and social neutrality. Using the example of the marginalized groups of Roma and homeless people in the Czech Republic, I demonstrate the hegemonic and exclusionary modes of construction of the public space and the ways it serves as the basic instrument of identity politics, either integration or marginalization.|