• Right to the City as a New Paradigm within the Concept of Human Security

    Author: Agnieszka Szpak
    Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 367-381
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    PDF: ppsy/45/ppsy2016027.pdf

    Cities have been researched mostly in terms of its economic, technological, and social value and significance. Despite some changes in this respect, there is still a need to research cities as a fascinating phenomenon, also in respect of its capabilities to increase human security on a local and global scale. In this context, the article examines the new paradigm of urban development within the human security, namely the right to the city. The author indicates to the growing role of cities for human security and to mutual relations between the right to the city and the concept of human security. The subject matter is indeed as fascinating as fascinating are cities themselves. They are dynamic, energetic, innovative and constantly evolving. The general thesis of the article is that cities adopting the adequate model of urban development such as the one envisioned in the right to the city may and do greatly contribute to human security. 

  • Kapitał społeczny małego miasta i edukacja międzykulturowa. Propozycja działań w sferze publicznej

    Author: Przemysław Paweł Grzybowski
    Institution: Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 213-225
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    PDF: em/8/em814.pdf

    W artykule zostały zawarte obszerne fragmenty analizy kapitału społecznego opracowanej dla burmistrza Lubska. Autor przedstawia także założenia koncepcji edukacji międzykulturowej adresowanej do społeczeństwa małego miasta. Celem autora jest zainicjowanie dyskusji nad formami współpracy między przedstawicielami władz samorządowych i środowiskiem akademickim w dziedzinie projektowania i realizowania koncepcji edukacji międzykulturowej. Przedstawiony dokument zawiera sugestie działań władz miasta, instytucji samorządowych i organizacji społecznych, na zasadach współpracy międzypokoleniowej.

  • Ludność Pleszewa w latach 1751–1793 w świetle ksiąg metrykalnych

    Author: Artur Makowski
    Institution: Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 30-55
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    PDF: hso/16/hso1602.pdf

    The text is an attempt at analysing the natural movement of Pleszew’s population in 1751–1793. The research has been based on birth certificate registers as well as city records from the time in question which provide collective information on the demographic phenomena at work.

  • Wybrane formy współpracy międzynarodowej w polityce rozwoju miasta Gdynia

    Author: Marek Łucyk
    Institution: Uniwersytet Gdański
    Year of publication: 2019
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    Pages: 103-118
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    PDF: npw/21/npw2108.pdf

    Selected forms of international cooperation in the development policy of the City of Gdynia

    The article describes several forms of international cooperation in Gdynia. It shows its influence on the development and promotion of the city in last years.

  • Dyskurs przestrzeni - przestrzeń dyskursu. Obraz miasta w Innej Wenecji Predra-ga Matvejevicia

    Author: Katarzyna Majdzik
    Institution: Uniwersytet Śląski
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 105-121
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    PDF: iw/07/iw706.pdf


    the author of this article reconstructs the image of Venice depicted in the novel-essay Druga Venecija (The Other Venice: Secrets of the City) by Predrag Matvejević. the novel is characterised by multilingualism (loanwords from the Italian language and its dialects) and contributions from other arts (numerous illustrations, maps, photo reprints, etc.). the discursive mechanisms shaping the impression of space and the world that is represented, as well as the nonlinguistic (visual) ways of its reproduction, are analysed in the article. the narration of the novel is deprived of plot, as it is essayistic and dehistoricised. The book incorporates different genres, combining elements of the essay, travelogue novels, encyclopaediae, and portolan charts. It is characterised by minimalism and restrained language, which are distinguishing features of Matvejević’s work. the poetics of minimalism is reflected in the fragmentation of the plot, the selectivity of themes, and the simplicity of style. the writer concentrates on presenting the details, exploring unknown areas that are overlooked in other literary descriptions of Venice. the originality of Matvejević’s creative method is based on tracking down abandoned, non-obvious, and devastated places; the book, therefore, describes the passages of the city, referring random information and fragments of other stories and legends. enumeration is the most frequent figure of speech used by the writer to describe phenomena in a synchronous and non-hierarchical way. the starting point for the considerations made in this article are the philosophical concepts of the relationship of semiotic systems and different types of art (both applied and fine) to the category of spatiality (Derrida, Rewers, eco, taine).

  • Co przewodnik turystyczny mówi we Wrocławiu Włochom o ich rodakach?

    Author: Ziemowit Pazda
    Year of publication: 2014
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    Pages: 17-70
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    PDF: iw/05/iw501.pdf



    The author describes the standard tourist itinerary across the city of Wrocław, especially the sites that concern the Italian presence in Wrocław or the merits of the Italian people regarding the region and its capital (artists, architects, exponents of the Church, soldiers, immigrants, etc.). He expresses the opinion that knowledge about elements of history associated with those of the same origins as the tourist group may help guides to interest and involve the group more and to improve the quality of their work. He briefly describes the preparation of the guides for their work and their sources of information, and presents the necessity of choice and selection of the material, depending on the current target audience.

  • Rola kapitału społecznego w procesie integracji mieszkańców miejscowości przyłączonych do Opola w 2017 roku

    Author: Michał Potracki
    Institution: Uniwersytet Opolski
    Author: Dominik Kurek
    Institution: Uniwersytet Opolski
    Author: Mateusz Drążewski
    Institution: Uniwersytet Opolski
    Year of publication: 2021
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    Pages: 141-155
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    PDF: apsp/70/apsp7009.pdf

    W niniejszym artykule analizujemy wpływ kapitału społecznego na procesy integracji miasta Opola w kontekście przyłączonych doń miejscowości 1 stycznia 2017 roku. Głównymi metodami zastosowanymi w pracy jest analiza danych zastanych oraz treści internetowych. Dodatkowo stan instytucjonalnego kapitału społecznego w Opolu został zaprezentowany przy wykorzystaniu analizy SWOT. Przeprowadzone badania pozwalają ocenić stan instytucjonalnego kapitału społecznego jako dobry, dowiedziono również, że instytucje, które w 2017 roku zostały wcielone w strukturę miasta Opola, w jawny sposób nie rozpowszechniają treści, które mogłyby prowadzić do dezintegracji miasta. Fakty te wraz z innymi obserwacjami potwierdzają tezę o dobrych warunkach instytucjonalnego kapitału społecznego do integrowania mieszkańców Opola.

  • Czy Smok Wawelski woli sushi? Semiosfera wizji wielokulturowego miasta XXI wieku w pracach artystycznych uczniów krakowskich szkół

    Author: Elżbieta Wiącek
    Institution: Uniwersytet Jagielloński
    Year of publication: 2022
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    Pages: 167-185
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    PDF: em/16/em1611.pdf

    Does the Wawel Dragon prefer sushi? The semiosphere of the vision of a multicultural city in the 21st century in the artistic works of school students from Krakow

    In this text, a semiotic perspective was used to analyze the artistic works of students from Krakow schools submitted to the competition entitled “A multicultural city in the 21st century”. Assuming that the condition for the semiotics of the city are social processes leading to the recognition of objects in urban space as signs, the text is aimed to answer the question: what signs and codes constitute the semiosphere of works taking part in the competition? The analysis shows that the participants creatively used signs rooted in the tradition of Krakow, modifying their meaning by placing them in new syntagmatic systems with signs from other cultural codes. These works also show that the impact of cultural interactions is related to an exchange of signs and the dynamic process of reassigning their meanings. They also illustrate other sociocultural mechanisms taking place in the conditions of multi – and interculturalism. One of them is the simple multiplication of various “cultural packages”, and another – the diverse and dynamic interactions and the interweaving of the multiple elements that make up the entire intercultural space.

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