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Everyday Life of Urbanism in the West Malay World

  • Bagoes Wiryomartono
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Abstract

What are the aspects of daily urbanism in the West Malay world that work for place-making? Despite the difficulties for defining its boundary and content, this study argues that urbanite characteristics are potential structure and function of what place-making is. Such characteristics are recognizable from the phenomena of proximate, diverse, and intricate habitation. Accordingly, the phenomena show themselves as the urban life-world in the form of everyday life activities, either as formal or casual activities. Daily urbanism demonstrates, performs, and holds people in specific domains, environments, and events with various concentrations, interactions, and communications of people and things. The task of the study is to explore and analyze the aspects of habitation that potentially work for place-making in the Malaysian towns and cities. The main material of the study was carried out from the author’s fieldwork in the region from 2010 to 2013.

Keywords

Daily habitation, malaysia Pasar awam Pasar malam Mamak restaurant Kopitiam 

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  • Bagoes Wiryomartono
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  1. 1.TorontoCanada

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