"The Same But Not the Same": The Discursive Constitution of Large Housing Estates in Germany, France, and Poland

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Glasze G, Pütz R, Germes M, Schirmel H, Brailich A
Journal: Urban Geography
Publisher: V H Winston & Sons Inc
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 33
Journal issue: 8
Pages range: 1192-1211
ISSN: 0272-3638


Abstract


Since the 1960s, large housing estates have shaped the geography of suburbia in many Western and Eastern European cities. This paper examines the constitution of the social and spatial meanings of large housing estates within three different national contexts: in Germany, Poland, and France. Employing discourse theory and an empirical analysis of the coverage of major national newspapers, we identify cross-national and specific national patterns of discourses that (re)produce particular social spaces and distinct social orders. Quantitative discourse analysis reveals differences, similarities, and ruptures in various constructions of the meaning of large housing estates. We find that large housing estates in France and Germany are constituted in print media as threatening places and as places of foreignness located outside the proper society. In contrast, Polish large housing estates are framed discursively as threatened places located in the social inside.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brailich, Adam
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)
Germes, Melina Dr.
Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)
Glasze, Georg Prof. Dr.


External institutions with authors

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main


How to cite

APA:
Glasze, G., Pütz, R., Germes, M., Schirmel, H., & Brailich, A. (2012). "The Same But Not the Same": The Discursive Constitution of Large Housing Estates in Germany, France, and Poland. Urban Geography, 33(8), 1192-1211. https://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272-3638.33.8.1192

MLA:
Glasze, Georg, et al. ""The Same But Not the Same": The Discursive Constitution of Large Housing Estates in Germany, France, and Poland." Urban Geography 33.8 (2012): 1192-1211.

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