Capital City Cultures: Reconstructing contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin

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dc.identifier.citation Bruxelles/Bern/Berlin/Frankfurt am Main/New York/Oxford/Wien, Peter Lang, 2011, Europe plurielle/Multiple Europes, 45 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-90-5201-739-6
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-0352-6163-9
dc.identifier.issn 1376-0904
dc.description (Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2004.) en
dc.description.abstract Global market competition and the political responses to globalization transform urban societies and states, and thus the cultures of capital cities in contemporary Europe. Vienna's cultural district Museumsquartier and the planned Humboldt Forum on Berlin's Schlossplatz illustrate two of the most controversial sites of urban reconstruction in Central Eastern Europe since the 1990s. Tracing the processes of their political emergence through more than a decade of heated public debates, this book narrates the metaphor-rich and engaging stories about these old European capitals facing change. It compares the reconstruction of political legitimacy and its cultural symbols from two different local perspectives of European state transformation. This enquiry into urban culture highlights the diversity of contemporary cities and their political potential for change. en
dc.description.tableofcontents Preface 9 INTRODUCTION. Capital Cities, Culture, and Political Change in Contemporary Europe 13 CHAPTER 1. European Capital Cities in Transition 31 CHAPTER 2. Reconstructing Capital City Cultures: The Museumsquartier in Vienna 67 CHAPTER 3. Reconstructing Capital City Cultures: The Schlossplatz in Berlin 113 CHAPTER 4. Comparing Capital City Cultures 179 Conclusion 210 Bibliography 221 Appendix 239 Index 259 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Peter Lang en
dc.title Capital City Cultures: Reconstructing contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin en
dc.type Book en

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