(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Planning as a principle of vision and division: a Bourdieusian view of Tel Aviv’s urban development, 1920s–1950s

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAROM N. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Univ. of California, Berkeley, ETATS-UNIS


Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of ‘principles of vision and division’, this paper analyzes Tel Aviv’s planning and development across several periods, from the 1920s to the 1950s. It examines its constitutive plans in a wider political, social, and cultural context, including colonial development, modernism, the Jewish–Arab ethnonational conflict and consecutive migrations to Palestine and Israel. The analysis highlights how urban planning in each period applied and mediated different visions and divisions to shape the sociospatial distinction between Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and the city’s ‘slums’ and ‘periphery’. In conclusion, the paper suggests some general contours of planning as vision and division to inform planning theory and urban research more widely, in historical and contemporary contexts


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no8 [pp. 1908-1926]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 ill.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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