Urban Transformations in the U.S.A.

Spaces, Communities, Representations

Edited by Julia Sattler

Transcript-Verlag

Urban Transformations in the U.S.A.

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Pub Date: May 2016

ISBN: 9783837631111

320 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Urban Transformations in the U.S.A.

Spaces, Communities, Representations

Edited by Julia Sattler

Transcript-Verlag

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How did American cities change during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries? This timely publication integrates research from American literary and cultural studies, urban studies, and history. The essays range from negotiations of the "ethnic city" in US literature and media to studies of recent urban phenomena and their representations: gentrification, re-appropriation, and conversion of urban space. These interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives on American cities provide valuable points of entry for studying the complex narratives of urban transformation in the U.S. and elsewhere.

About the Author

Julia Sattler teaches American Studies at TU Dortmund University (Germany). Her research focuses on the intersection of American cultural studies and urban studies, including a comparative study of the Ruhr region and Detroit.