History

The German Urban Experience, 1900-1945

Author: Anthony McElligott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 852

"By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the evergrowing urban vortex. This new work surveys the social and cultural history of Germany in this crucial period through written, visual and oral sources, presenting a wide rang of archival materials, many available for the first time, as well as film scenes, literature and art. In essence, the German experience of urbanism as a way of life in cities from Berlin and Dresden to Hamburg and Leipzig is thorougly explored."--Jacket.
History

The German Urban Experience

Author: Anthony McElligott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 594

By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the ever-growing urban vortex. The German Urban Experience 1900 - 1945 surveys the social and cultural history of Germany in this crucial period through written, visual and oral sources. Focusing on urbanism as one of the major forces of change, this book presents a wide range of archive sources, many available for the first time, as well as film scenes, literature and art. Exploring the German experience of 'urbanism as a way of life' in cities from Berlin and Dresden to Hamburg and Leipzig, this book discusses: the concept of the urban experience the development of urban infrastructure and transport the social conditions of the urban poor health and the effects of the city on the body production and commerce in German cities the city as a challenge to traditional gender hierarchies

The German Urban Experience

Author: Anthony McElligott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 320

View: 822

By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the ever-growing urban vortex. The German Urban Experience 1900 - 1945 surveys the social and cultural history of Germany in this crucial period through written, visual and oral sources. Focusing on urbanism as one of the major forces of change, this book presents a wide range of archive sources, many available for the first time, as well as film scenes, literature and art. Exploring the German experience of 'urbanism as a way of life' in cities from Berlin and Dresden to Hamburg and Leipzig, this book discusses: the concept of the urban experience the development of urban infrastructure and transport the social conditions of the urban poor health and the effects of the city on the body production and commerce in German cities the city as a challenge to traditional gender hierarchies.
History

Catastrophe, Gender and Urban Experience, 1648–1920

Author: Deborah Simonton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 151

As Enlightenment notions of predictability, progress and the sense that humans could control and shape their environments informed European thought, catastrophes shook many towns to the core, challenging the new world view with dramatic impact. This book concentrates on a period marked by passage from a society of scarcity to one of expenditure and accumulation, from ranks and orders to greater social mobility, from traditional village life to new bourgeois and even individualistic urbanism. The volume employs a broad definition of catastrophe, as it examines how urban communities conceived, adapted to, and were transformed by catastrophes, both natural and human-made. Competing views of gender figure in the telling and retelling of these analyses: women as scapegoats, as vulnerable, as victims, even as cannibals or conversely as defenders, organizers of assistance, inspirers of men; and men in varied guises as protectors, governors and police, heroes, leaders, negotiators and honorable men. Gender is also deployed linguistically to feminize activities or even countries. Inevitably, however, these tragedies are mediated by myth and memory. They are not neutral events whose retelling is a simple narrative. Through a varied array of urban catastrophes, this book is a nuanced account that physically and metaphorically maps men and women into the urban landscape and the worlds of catastrophe.
History

The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917–1921

Author: Professor Adam R Seipp

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 388

Historians know a great deal about how wars begin, but far less about how they end. Whilst much has been written about the forces, passions, and institutions that mobilized societies for war and worked to sustain that mobilization through years of struggle, much less is known about the equally complex processes that demobilized societies in the wake of armed conflict. As such, this new book will be welcomed by scholars wishing to understand the effects of the Great War in its fullest context, including the reactions, behaviors, and attitudes of 'ordinary' Europeans during the tumultuous events of the years of demobilization. Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries. Using as examples the important provincial centres of Munich and Manchester, this book examines the experiences of European urban-dwellers from the last year of the war until the early 1920s. Utilizing a wide variety of sources from more than twenty archives in Germany, Britain, and the United States, this book recovers voices from the period that are often lost in conventional narratives, capturing the richness and diversity of the ideas, visions, and conflicts engendered by those difficult and tumultuous years. The result is a book that paints a vivid picture of the difficulties that peace could bring to economies and societies that had rapidly and fully adapted to the demands of industrial world war.
Architecture

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

Author: Simon Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 450

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. From the foundations of modern urban theory in the work of Weber, Simmel, Benjamin and Lefebbvre to the writings of contemporary urban theorists such as David Harvey and Manuel Castells and the Los Angeles school of urbanism, Urban Theory and the Urban Experience traces the key developments in the idea of the city over more than a century. Individual chapters explore investigative studies of the great metropolis from Charles Booth to the contemporary urban research of William J. Wilson, along with alternative approaches to the industrial city, ranging from the Garden City Movement to ‘the new urbanism’. The volume also considers the impact of new information and communication technologies, and the growing trend towards disaggregated urban networks, all of which raise important questions about viability and physical and social identity of the conventional townscape. Urban Theory and the Urban Experience concludes with a rallying cry for a more holistic and integrated approach to the urban question in theory and in practice if the rich potent. For the benefit of students and tutors, frequent question points encourage exploration of key themes, and annotated further readings provide follow-up sources for the issues raised in each chapter. The book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and all those who wish to learn more about why the urban has become the dominant social, economic and cultural form of the twenty-first century
City planning

Promoting Sustainable Urban Development in Europe

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: City planning

Page: 58

View: 252

Recoge:1. STRENGTHENED CITES, GROWING REGIONS - 2. THE ROLE OF CITIES AND URBAN POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE - 3. TOWARDS A COMMON EUROPEAN METHODOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT - 4. PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN CITIES - GLOSSARY.
History

Weimar Germany

Author: Anthony McElligott

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 154

The Weimar Republic was born out of Germany's defeat in the First World War and ended with the coming to power of Hitler and his Nazi Party in 1933. In many ways, it is a wonder that Weimar lasted as long as it did. Besieged from the outset by hostile forces, the young republic was threatened by revolution from the left and coups d'états from the right. Plagued early on by a wave of high-profile political assassinations and a period of devastating hyper-inflation, its later years were dominated by the onset of the Great Depression. And yet, for a period from the mid-1920s it looked as if the Weimar system would not only survive but even flourish, with the return of economic stability and the gradual reintegration of the country into the international community. With contributions from an international team of ten experts, this volume in the Short Oxford History of Germany series offers an ideal introduction to Weimar Germany, challenging the reader to rethink preconceived ideas of the republic and throwing new light on important areas, such as military ideas for reshaping society after the First World War, constitutional and social reform, Jewish life, gender, and culture.
History

Identity and the Urban Experience

Author: Gábor Gyáni

Publisher: East European Monographs

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 102

This book creates a rich profile of Budapest during its heyday and examines the effect of extreme changes in the city's urban environment on its citizens.
Literary Criticism

Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience

Author: Benjamin Fraser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 445

Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience is the first book to thoroughly apply the French urban philosopher's thought on cities to the culture and literature of Spain. Fraser shows how Lefebvre's complex view of the city as a mobile phenomenon is relevant to understanding a variety of Spanish cultural products—from urban plans and short writing on the urban experience during the nineteenth century to urban theories, cultural practices and literary fiction of the twentieth century, pushing on to interrogate even the appearance of Mediterranean space and Barcelona in recent video games.
Canadian literature

The Urban Experience

Author: John Stevens

Publisher: MacMillan of Canada

ISBN:

Category: Canadian literature

Page: 121

View: 766

Religion

The American Catholic Experience

Author: Jay P. Dolan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 469

**** Reprint of the Doubleday edition originally published in 1985 and included in BCL3. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
History

The Ordeal of Peace

Author: Adam R. Seipp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 619

Historians know a great deal about how wars begin, but far less about how they end. Whilst much has been written about the forces, passions, and institutions that mobilized societies for war and worked to sustain that mobilization through years of struggle, much less is known about the equally complex processes that demobilized societies in the wake of armed conflict. As such, this new book will be welcomed by scholars wishing to understand the effects of the Great War in its fullest context, including the reactions, behaviors, and attitudes of 'ordinary' Europeans during the tumultuous events of the years of demobilization. Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries. Using as examples the important provincial centres of Munich and Manchester, this book examines the experiences of European urban-dwellers from the last year of the war until the early 1920s. Utilizing a wide variety of sources from more than twenty archives in Germany, Britain, and the United States, this book recovers voices from the period that are often lost in conventional narratives, capturing the richness and diversity of the ideas, visions, and conflicts engendered by those difficult and tumultuous years. The result is a book that paints a vivid picture of the difficulties that peace could bring to economies and societies that had rapidly and fully adapted to the demands of industrial world war.
Architecture

Varieties of Urban Experience

Author: Michael Ian Borer

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 203

View: 234

Cities play an important role in contemporary American culture as sites of commerce, trade, entertainment, and the arts. We can learn a lot about what Americans believe and how they act upon those beliefs by looking at the ways our cultural dramas are continually played out on the city's stage. Without relying on one theoretical, disciplinary, or ideological framework, the essays in this volume decipher some of these experiences and offer fresh analytical insights.
Cities and towns

The Urban Experience and Folk Tradition

Author: American Folklore Society

Publisher: Austin, Published for the American Folklore Society by the University of Texas Press [1971]

ISBN:

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 207

View: 173