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Title Transnationalism and the German city / edited by Jeffry M. Diefendorf and Janet Ward
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
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Series Palgrave studies in European culture and history
Palgrave studies in European culture and history
Note Includes index
PART I: CONTESTED GERMAN URBAN PUBLICS -- 1. Enlightenment in the European City: Rethinking German Urbanism and the Public Sphere; Daniel Purdy -- 2. Posen or Poznan, Rathaus or Ratusz: Nationalizing the Cityscape in the German-Polish Borderland; Elizabeth Drummond -- 3. Inclusion and Segregation in Berlin, the "Social City"; Stephan Lanz -- 4. Wild Barbecuing: Urban Citizenship and the Politics of (Trans-)Nationality in Berlin's Tiergarten; Bettina Stoetzer -- PART II: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IN MODERN GERMAN PLANNING -- 5. Transnational Dimensions of German Anti-Modern Modernism: Ernst May in Breslau; Deborah Ascher Barnstone -- 6. Was There an Ideal Socialist City? Socialist New Towns as Modern Dreamscape; Rosemary Wakeman -- 7. Housing as Transnational Provocation in Cold War Berlin; Greg Castillo -- 8. Transatlantic Crossings of Planning Ideas: The Neighborhood Unit in the USA, UK, and Germany; Dirk Schubert -- PART III: CITY CULTURES AND THE GERMAN (TRANS)NATIONAL IMAGINARY -- 9. Princes and Fools, Parades and Wild Women: Creating, Performing, and Preserving Urban Identity through Carnival in Cologne and Basel; Jeffry M. Diefendorf -- 10. The Local, the National₆and the Transnational? Spatial Dimensions in Hamburg's Memory of World War I during the Weimar Republic; Janina Fuge -- 11. From the American West to West Berlin: Wim Wenders, Border Crossings, and the Transnational Imaginary; Nicole Huber and Ralph Stern -- PART IV: GERMAN URBAN HERITAGE FOR A (TRANS)NATIONAL ERA -- 12. Post-Post-War Re-Construction of a Destroyed Heimat: Perspectives on German Discourse and Practice; Grischa Bertram and Friedhelm Fischer -- 13. Berlin's Museum Island: Marketing National Heritage in the Age of Globalization; Tracy Graves -- 14. The Historic Preservation Fallacy? Transnational Culture, Urban Identity, and Monumental Architecture in Berlin and Dresden; John V. Maciuika
All too often, urban studies scholars have approached transnationalism as a zero-sum game in which localities, regionalities, and nationalities are suppressed in favor of a globalized set of identities. At least in the German case, however, globalization has if anything reinvigorated localism, with local and regional identities exhibiting far more continuity than the multiply disrupted national space. As this marvelously varied collection demonstrates, the urban environment has become a site of "translocal" re-territorialization in which actors do not entrench themselves in opposition to globalization, but practice a dialectical adaptation. Bringing together scholars from anthropology, architecture, cultural studies, history, and urban planning, this volume offers empirically and theoretically rich essays to help deflate myths about the presumed dissolution of the urban environment's multiple particularities. Together they conceptually reconfigure the German city to reveal a transnational set of processes intermingled within the local, regional, and national spheres
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Link Print version: Transnationalism and the German city 9781137390165 (DLC) 2013038312 (OCoLC)861496973
Subject Nationalism -- Germany
Sociology, Urban -- Germany
Transnationalism
Urbanization -- Social aspects -- Germany
Nationalism. fast (OCoLC)fst01033832
Sociology, Urban. fast (OCoLC)fst01123961
Transnationalism. fast (OCoLC)fst01154884
Urbanization -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01162749
Germany. fast (OCoLC)fst01210272
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Diefendorf, Jeffry M., 1945-
Ward, Janet, 1963-
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