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Author Hakkarainen, Heidi, author
Title Comical modernity : popular humour and the transformation of urban space in late nineteenth-century Vienna / Heidi Hakkarainen
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
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 Modern History Library  808.882 H155    AVAILABLE    30550100684040
Descript viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Austrian and Habsburg studies ; Volume 23
Austrian and Habsburg studies ; Volume 23
Note "Though long associated with a small group of coffeehouse elites around the turn of the twentieth century, Viennese 'modernist' culture had roots that reached much further back and beyond the rarefied sphere of high culture. In Comical Modernity, Heidi Hakkarainen looks at Vienna in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period of dramatic urban renewal during which the city's rapidly changing face was a mainstay of humorous magazines, books, and other publications aimed at middle-class audiences. As she shows, humor provided a widely accessible means of negotiating an era of radical change"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index
Power and space : censorship, satire and the public sphere -- Tensions with city authorities : resisting order -- City out of control : laughing at chaos -- Knowing the city : (mis)reading the city and the deception of sight -- Urban types and characters : new clothes of Vindobona - modernity and gender
Link Online version: Hakkarainen, Heidi, author. Comical modernity New York : Berghahn Books, 2019 9781789202748 (DLC) 2019016355
Subject Vienna (Austria) -- Humor
Austrian wit and humor -- Social aspects -- Austria -- Vienna
Austrian wit and humor -- History and criticism
Vienna (Austria) -- In literature
Urbanization in literature
Urbanization -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 19th century
Vienna (Austria) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Vienna (Austria) -- Civilization -- 19th century
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