Urban Transformations in the U S A

Since joining the research project “Spaces— Communities—Representations: Urban Transformations in the USA” at the RuhrCenter of American Studies in 2012, she has been researching historical developments of German and German American ...

Urban Transformations in the U S A

How did American cities change throughout the 20th and early 21st century? 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 spaces in the USA. These interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives on American cities provide unique points of access for studying the complex narratives of urban transformation.

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