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London - Berlin - Authenticity, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Urban Travel Writing from 1851 to 1939 (Paperback): Hagen... London - Berlin - Authenticity, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Urban Travel Writing from 1851 to 1939 (Paperback)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg
R1,450 R1,134 Discovery Miles 11 340 Save R316 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the 19th century, the metropolis became the soothsayer of societies. Here, probabilities of progress could be perceived, felt and smelt; here was the showcase of each nation's prime productions and representations. Travellers took to the metropolis in order to unravel the foreign society, in order to understand and learn about social characteristics and future developments, about cultural distinctions and commonalities, about banalities and extraordinary events. Travel writers mapped the development of Europe's metropolises and wrote for a large market using the form of a highly popular and established genre. In travel writing, popular sentiments, market-driven imaginations of the audience's interests, and on-the-spot analysis of cultural and political conditions are bound together in one account. This book surveys the history of cultural perception in Western Europe from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the National Socialists' party rallies in the Berlin of the 1930s. Travel writings are used as source material to enter the intricate discourses on national stereotypes, the metropolis and on the usage as well as the perception of authenticity.

Unravelling Civilisation - European Travel and Travel Writing (Paperback, illustrated edition): Hagen Schulz-Forberg Unravelling Civilisation - European Travel and Travel Writing (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg
R1,616 R1,248 Discovery Miles 12 480 Save R368 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is a collection of contributions about the history and practice of travel and travel writing from a variety of academic disciplines including anthropology, history, linguistics and literary criticism. It brings together scholars from over ten different countries and reflects on what travel is and how travel writings function. It traces the history of travel and travel writing and the notion or idea of a European civilisation that permeates performances and perceptions. The notion of Europe appears as a set of quality standards as well as guidelines for experiences against which civilisations are measured. This set of standards and guidelines, however, is far from stable. It is a floating foundation carrying different versions of Europe throughout time. The authors tackle the problem from different angles: travels from Europe across the seven oceans transported the idea of European civilisation just as travels to Europe or within Europe. The volume explores the different meanings attached to the term 'Europe' and 'civilisation' throughout history and shows how different political or cultural contexts affect the notion of what Europe is or should be.

Zero Hours - Conceptual Insecurities and New Beginnings in the Interwar Period (Paperback, New edition): Hagen Schulz-Forberg Zero Hours - Conceptual Insecurities and New Beginnings in the Interwar Period (Paperback, New edition)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg
R1,193 R1,089 Discovery Miles 10 890 Save R104 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To cut off time and seal away the past, to proclaim a new beginning in the present and project a better future onto tomorrow - and thus to make history - is a key signature of modern social, political and cultural discourses. In this book, this practice is represented through the metaphor of the Zero Hour, which alludes to the wish to rebuild the past in the face of a crisis-ridden present characterised by growing conceptual insecurity, hoping for a more stable future. Indeed, the ever-new construction of our past, sequenced and ordered in explanatory narratives, bears witness to a future that 'ought to be'. As the case studies in this volume show, this is a global phenomenon. Against the backdrop of a confluence of experiences which unsettled conceptual norms after the First World War, this volume presents a novel approach to global history as it examines ways of breaking with the past and the way in which societies, as well as transnational historical actors, employ key concepts to compose arguments for a better tomorrow.

London--"Berlin - Authenticity, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Urban Travel Writing from 1851 to 1939 (Paperback): Hagen... London--"Berlin - Authenticity, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Urban Travel Writing from 1851 to 1939 (Paperback)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg; Edited by Bo Strc Th
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Out of stock

In the 19th century, the metropolis became the soothsayer of societies. Here, probabilities of progress could be perceived, felt and smelt; here was the showcase of each nation's prime productions and representations. Travellers took to the metropolis in order to unravel the foreign society, in order to understand and learn about social characteristics and future developments, about cultural distinctions and commonalities, about banalities and extraordinary events. Travel writers mapped the development of Europe's metropolises and wrote for a large market using the form of a highly popular and established genre. In travel writing, popular sentiments, market-driven imaginations of the audience's interests, and on-the-spot analysis of cultural and political conditions are bound together in one account. This book surveys the history of cultural perception in Western Europe from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the National Socialists' party rallies in the Berlin of the 1930s. Travel writings are used as source material to enter the intricate discourses on national stereotypes, the metropolis and on the usage as well as the perception of authenticity.

Unravelling Civilisation - European Travel and Travel Writing (Paperback, illustrated edition): Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Bo Strath Unravelling Civilisation - European Travel and Travel Writing (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Bo Strath; Contributions by Hagen Schulz-Forberg
R1,351 Discovery Miles 13 510 Out of stock

This volume is a collection of contributions about the history and practice of travel and travel writing from a variety of academic disciplines including anthropology, history, linguistics and literary criticism. It brings together scholars from over ten different countries and reflects on what travel is and how travel writings function. It traces the history of travel and travel writing and the notion or idea of a European civilisation that permeates performances and perceptions. The notion of Europe appears as a set of quality standards as well as guidelines for experiences against which civilisations are measured. This set of standards and guidelines, however, is far from stable. It is a floating foundation carrying different versions of Europe throughout time. The authors tackle the problem from different angles: travels from Europe across the seven oceans transported the idea of European civilisation just as travels to Europe or within Europe. The volume explores the different meanings attached to the term 'Europe' and 'civilisation' throughout history and shows how different political or cultural contexts affect the notion of what Europe is or should be.

The Political History of European Integration - The Hypocrisy of Democracy-Through-Market (Paperback): Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Bo... The Political History of European Integration - The Hypocrisy of Democracy-Through-Market (Paperback)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Bo Strath
R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Out of stock

This book adopts a historical perspective to explore the tensions between the idea of a European democracy through a European market, and the observations that there are signs of increasing social disintegration, political extremism and populism in the wake of economic integration.

The Political History of European Integration - The Hypocrisy of Democracy-Through-Market (Hardcover): Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Bo... The Political History of European Integration - The Hypocrisy of Democracy-Through-Market (Hardcover)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Bo Strath
R3,379 Discovery Miles 33 790 Out of stock

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 (Hardcover): Hagen Schulz-Forberg A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 (Hardcover)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg
R2,595 R2,262 Discovery Miles 22 620 Save R333 (13%) Out of stock

Contributors to this volume explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a period of fundamental change across Asia. They challenge accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread through Asia and show how versatile Asian intellectuals were in introducing European concepts and in blending them with local traditions.

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