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The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History

The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Silja Laine, Richard Dennis
September 06, 2019

The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History explores a variety of geographical and cultural contexts to examine what literary texts, grasped as material objects and as reflections on urban materialities, have to offer for urban history. The contributing writers’ approach to literary...

Urbanizing Nature: Actors and Agency (Dis)Connecting Cities and Nature Since 1500

Urbanizing Nature: Actors and Agency (Dis)Connecting Cities and Nature Since 1500

1st Edition

Tim Soens, Dieter Schott, Michael Toyka-Seid, Bert De Munck
January 21, 2019

What do we mean when we say that cities have altered humanity’s interaction with nature? The more people are living in cities, the more nature is said to be "urbanizing": turned into a resource, mobilized over long distances, controlled, transformed and then striking back with a vengeance as "...

Cities, Railways, Modernities: London, Paris, and the Nineteenth Century

Cities, Railways, Modernities: London, Paris, and the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Carlos López Galviz
January 14, 2019

Cities, Railways, Modernities chronicles the transformation that London and Paris experienced during the nineteenth century through the lens of the London Underground and the Paris Métro. By highlighting the multiple ways in which the future of the two cities was imagined and the role that railways...

Migration Policies and Materialities of Identification in European Cities: Papers and Gates, 1500-1930s

Migration Policies and Materialities of Identification in European Cities: Papers and Gates, 1500-1930s

1st Edition

Hilde Greefs, Anne Winter
September 27, 2018

This book focusses on the instruments, practices, and materialities produced by various authorities to monitor, regulate, and identify migrants in European cities from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Whereas research on migration regulation typically looks at local policies for the early...

Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

1st Edition

Ilja Van Damme, Bert De Munck, Andrew Miles
September 14, 2017

This volume critically challenges the current creative city debate from a historical perspective. In the last two decades, urban studies has been engulfed by a creative city narrative in which concepts like the creative economy, the creative class or creative industries proclaim the...

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