My review would be a 5/5. His heart was hammering. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalating crime and violence, and rampant consumerism alongside grinding poverty, are projected onto this city as a microcosm of things to come. Kyoul asks him to help him. Preview. Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. Graham is a witness to a racial attack on an asylum seeker (Kyoul). Why there are living together? Limping. This book is excellent for dealing with sectarianism issues as it addresses the difficulties faced by young people. She was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, and Remembrance, her tale of young... Read more. The boy raised his knife. He heard them dragging the boy from his hiding place. Really didn't like the whole Catholic and Protestant thing going on and how being friends with one another is a "bad thing." He couldn’t speak, couldn’t take his gaze from the knife. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. }); $('#addtocartbutton-219888').click(function() {

Paul Bunyan is a Drama Education consultant with many years of school and local authority experience across all phases. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of people living in poverty who see little or no new hope or opportunity. Change, he argues, will come city by city, not through national plans or utopian schemes. It could be any street in any city Reader feels the author knows about what she is writing. • Addresses important contemporary issue of social cohesion ga('send', 'event', 'UX', 'click', 'add to cart'); ga('send', 'event', 'UX', 'click', 'add to cart'); examining both the historical/contemporary features of these cities and their potential I read this book because my daughter read it in school as part of a project on sectarianism and I was curious (in a Glasgow school so very relevant) and I have to admit the book hits the nail on the head. and community cohesion is essential for the urban challenges of efficient resource The outline of the hunters – distorted and elongated against the bright floodlights used for night games on the football pitches. Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space, Copyright © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Learn about our remote access options. by Corgi Childrens. This gang would catch him easily. Like grow up. Nominated for ten UK book awards, Theresa Breslin's hit novel tells of how two young boys - one Rangers fan, one Celtic fan - are drawn into a secret pact to help a young asylum seeker in a city divided by prejudice. Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago.

Graham shook his head. models for understanding contested spaces in cities as a way of improving effectiveness Coupled with this are raw accounts of a poverty-stricken environment. He had a knife in his hand. A suggested scheme of work with editable worksheets to support teaching of Divided City by Theresa Breslin. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I loved the friendship between Graham and Joe, I thought it was phenomenal. It also deals with issues of citizenship, racism and violence through the asylum seeker story. The first section deals with concepts and Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. examining cities such as Chicago, hyper-segregated around race, and Jerusalem, acting

ga('ec:setAction', 'add'); and identifies models of planning, policy and urban governance that can operate in Simple, but precise. We feel the difficulties and peculiarities of that life. }); }); $('#addtocartbutton-219892').click(function() { The kind of street his parents had warned him never to be in. Joe and Gahaham became friends in spite of all their differences in religion, education, character, etc. Graham glanced around. Together Joe and Graham befriend and help Kyoul. Does planning in contested cities inadvertedly make the divisions worse? Theresa Breslin’s Divided City is already attracting press attention, reflecting as it does the sectarian tensions that continue to scar British society, in this case Glasgow. Well worth a read , One night Graham (surname never specified) is taking a short cut - against which his parents have repeatedly warned him – on his way home from football training when he witnesses a gang chasing and stabbing a young lad whom they call “asylum scum”.

Set in Glasgow at the time of the Orange Order walks, Divided City is a gripping tale about two boys and how they must find their own way forward in a world divided by difference.This educational edition has been prepared by national Drama in Secondary English experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan. The fact that it’s also a great wee story is a bonus.

Formerly a librarian, Theresa's first book, Simon's Challenge, won the Young Book Trust Fidler Award for new writers. }); It's easy to pretend that we are all unbiased and fair, but reading books like this one help to show that there is a side to every story, including yours. The baying of the other boys sounded nearer, shouting and jeering. vs. urban competitiveness • focus on impact of government policies will appeal This has been prompted by the recognition that the material conditions that comprise urban environments are not independent from social, political, and economic processes, or from the, In the ten years since the initial publication of Insurgencies, Antonio Negria s reputation as one of the worlda s foremost political philosophers has grown dramatically. trajectories. { }); It was the beginning of May and fairly light at this time in the evening.