(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

An Eruv for St Ives? religion, identity, place and conflict on the Sydney north shore

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CONNELL J. (1) ; IVESON K. (1) ;
(1) School of Geosciences, Univ., Sydney, AUSTRALIE


This article examines religion, identity, place and conflict on the Sydney north shore through the attempt to create an eruv, a symbolic and only partly physical boundary around orthodox Jewish space. It explains that the place of an eruv was opposed with reference to spatial imaginaries of the nation, the suburb and the secular public, as religion and worship intersected with the politics of urban citizenship and belonging. Each of these spatial imaginaries was constructed by opponents in such a way as to deny a place for an eruv in St Ives, and reinforced through the application of planning instruments which eventually refused permission for an eruv. To many residents, public space was seen to be at risk, raising complex questions over amenity, the politics and perception of difference and what is in or out of place


Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 45, no4 [pp. 429-446]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 carte




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00049182.2014.953731

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