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Title Narrating the city : histories, space, and the everyday / edited by Wladimir Fischer-Nebmaier, Matthew P. Berg, and Anastasia Christou
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2015
©2015
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Series Space and place ; volume 15
Space and place ; volume 15
Contents Introduction: Space, narration, and the everyday / Wladimir Fischer-Nebmaier -- Part I. Narratives and images of the city -- The case of ossification : contemporary narratives about everyday life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Lviv / Andriy Zayarnyuk -- The Masa's odysseys through bourgeois Caracas : the testimony of novels, 1920s-1970s / Arturo Almandoz -- Re-imagining Nieuwland : narrative mapping and the mental geography of urban space in a Dutch multi-ethnic neighborhood / Leeke Reinders -- Part II. Claiming urban space -- City and cinema as spaces for (trans-national) grassroots mobilization : perspectives from Southeastern and Central Europe / Anna Schober -- Adjudicating lodging : denazification, housing requisition, and identity in "Red Vienna," 1945-1948 / Matthew P. Berg -- Part III. Living and working in the city -- Urban information flows : workers' and employers' knowledge of the asbestos hazard in Clydeside, ca. 1950-1970s / Ronnie Johnston and Arthur McIvor -- Creating a familiar space : childcare, kinship, and community in post-socialist New Zagreb / Tihana Rubic and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits
Summary "In recent decades, the insight that narration shapes our perception of reality has inspired and influenced the most innovative historical accounts. Focusing on new research, this volume explores the history of non-elite populations in cities from Caracas to Vienna, and Paris to Belgrade. Narration is central to the theme of each contribution, whether as a means of description, a methodological approach, or basic story telling. This book brings together research that both asks classical socio-historical questions and takes narration seriously, engaging with novels, films, local history accounts, petitions to municipal authorities, and interviews with alternative cinema activists"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City and town life in literature.
City and town life in motion pictures.
City and town life -- Historiography.
Community life -- Historiography.
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Middle class -- Historiography.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Public spaces -- Historiography.
Working class -- Historiography.
Form Electronic book
Author Berg, Matthew Paul, 1961- editor
Christou, Anastasia, editor
Fischer-Nebmaier, Wladimir, editor
ISBN 1782387765 (electronic bk.)
9781782387763 (electronic bk.)