„The Parkinghood”. The Car Parking Practices in the Urban Housing Estates and Their Structural Consequences Cover Image
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„Wspólnota parkingowania”. Praktyki parkowania na osiedlach wielkomiejskich i ich strukturalne konsekwencje
„The Parkinghood”. The Car Parking Practices in the Urban Housing Estates and Their Structural Consequences

Author(s): Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, Andrzej Bukowski, Karol Kurnicki
Subject(s): Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Housing estate; social practice; boundary making; parking; city

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of the article is the analysis of the consequences of car parking practices in the urban housing estates for wider processes of social structuration. The authors examine socio-spatial processes from the perspective of the theory of social practices and Fredrick Barth’s relational theory of social differences and boundaries. The analysis is based on the material gathered during fieldwork in four housing estates in two Polish cities. The conducted case studies have revealed that a social practice of parking is one of the major spheres of neighbourhoods’ social life. The practice consists of arrays of doings and sayings which compose relatively stable patterns of relations. These, in turn, have organizational, normative and class consequences, which constitute “communities of parking” in the estates that can be called parkinghoods.

  • Issue Year: 228/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 117-142
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish