Authors: Chang, Robin
Title: How do scholars communicate the ‘temporary turn’ in urban studies?
Other Titles: A socio-semiotic framework
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Interdisciplinarity broadens urban planning praxis and simultaneously deepens how urban research unfurls. Indeed, this breadth and depth diverges and converges the understanding of current and popular concepts such as temporary use (TU)—also recognized as short-term or temporally undefined use of space. Through a meta-research, or research about research approach employing socio-semiotics and bibliometric analyses for the first time in relation to TU, I clarify the increasing scholarly attention to urban interventions by asking: How are urban scholars communicating the TU discourse? A socio-semiotic framework helps unpack the production of meanings as well as symbols channeled through the scholarly institutionalization of TU. Supporting this, I use bibliometric analyses to explicate the production and reproduction of meaning through keywords and citation networks in research literature. This study illuminates epistemological activities and reflects on directions tied to our understanding and articulation of a potential ‘Temporary Turn’ in theory and practice.
Subject Headings: Bibliometrics
Temporary turn
Temporary use
Urban studies
Subject Headings (RSWK): Bibliometrie
Urban Studies
Issue Date: 2021-02-24
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