Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem.

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  • Author(s): Shlomo, Oren
  • Source:
    Current Sociology. Mar2017, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p260-275. 16p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      East Jerusalem
      formalization
      public transport
      sub-formality
      urban informality
      formalización
      informalidad urbana
      Jerusalén Este
      sub formalidad
      transporte público
      formalisation
      informalité urbaine
      Jérusalem-Est
      sous-formalisation
      transport public
      Language of Keywords: English; Spanish; French
    • Abstract:
      This article discusses formalization processes in the context of urban conflict, focusing on the ways adversarial power relations dictate methods and outcomes of formalization. Based on analysis of the formalization of public transport in ethno-nationally contested Jerusalem, the article demonstrates the production of a mode of formalization, which the author terms sub-formalization. This mode is characterized by severe deviation from professional and administrative norms, both in methods and outcomes, and usually results in inferior solutions and irregular arrangements for challenging informality. In sub-formalization, modern rationality -- which constructs planners' professional authority -- is eroded by powers from above and below. Therefore sub-formality represents a mutation of modern, rational, West-oriented planning, coming as a result of the encounter with informality and resistance in a way that blurs dichotomization between the formal and informal. In the context of an ongoing urban conflict, as in the case of East Jerusalem, sub-formality is also utilized by the state to maintain urban marginality and secure existing power hierarchies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      6739
    • ISSN:
      0011-3921
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0011392116657297
    • Accession Number:
      121164463
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SHLOMO, O. Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem. Current Sociology, [s. l.], v. 65, n. 2, p. 260–275, 2017. DOI 10.1177/0011392116657297. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=121164463. Acesso em: 2 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Shlomo O. Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem. Current Sociology. 2017;65(2):260-275. doi:10.1177/0011392116657297
    • APA:
      Shlomo, O. (2017). Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem. Current Sociology, 65(2), 260–275. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392116657297
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Shlomo, Oren. 2017. “Sub-Formality in the Formalization of Public Transport in East Jerusalem.” Current Sociology 65 (2): 260–75. doi:10.1177/0011392116657297.
    • Harvard:
      Shlomo, O. (2017) ‘Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem’, Current Sociology, 65(2), pp. 260–275. doi: 10.1177/0011392116657297.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Shlomo, O 2017, ‘Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem’, Current Sociology, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 260–275, viewed 2 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Shlomo, Oren. “Sub-Formality in the Formalization of Public Transport in East Jerusalem.” Current Sociology, vol. 65, no. 2, Mar. 2017, pp. 260–275. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0011392116657297.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Shlomo, Oren. “Sub-Formality in the Formalization of Public Transport in East Jerusalem.” Current Sociology 65, no. 2 (March 2017): 260–75. doi:10.1177/0011392116657297.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Shlomo O. Sub-formality in the formalization of public transport in East Jerusalem. Current Sociology [Internet]. 2017 Mar [cited 2020 Dec 2];65(2):260–75. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=121164463