Leif Jerram. · Rating details · 31 ratings · 4 reviews. The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: it was shaped by life in, and the view from, the. Streetlife: The Untold History of Europe’s Twentieth Century The untold history of Europe’s twentieth century is a book by British academic Leif Jerram. Rycroft, Simon () [Review] Leif Jerram () Streetlife: the untold history of Europe’s twentieth century. Journal of Urban History, 39 (1).
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Streetlife is an important work for anyone interested in urban history, especially those looking to merge the lsif, social and political developments of the city with the great national and international histories traditionally told. Lucaslu rated it really liked it Dec 02, Refresh and try again.
Streetlife The Untold History of Europe’s Twentieth Century Leif Jerram A totally new history of twentieth century Europe, told through its cities Shows how the city fundamentally shaped the history of the continent in our time, from Hitler to hip-hop, suburbanization to sexual liberation Jrram us to view familiar themes – like the rise of fascism, the cold war, the working class struggle for a good standard of living – from a new perspective.
The overriding objective here streetlice to bridge the gap between the political decision process and its impact on the lives of ordinary people.
Back to 1 H. Dr Joanna Marchant, review of Streetlife: Retrieved 3 December Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Back to 3 The complexity of the everyday has also been sought in Testimonies of the City: Leif Jerram lefi born in Woolwich in south-east London inand lived there until he went to study history at university.
How Cities Made Modern Europe 1. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Revolution in the Streets 2.
Although politically and socially restricted in many ways, life before the city at least had the assurance of a home and a set of stable rights and responsibilities. Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Laura rated it liked it Aug 23, These were the emerging cultures of football, dancing, music, cinema and television, activities which required a new system of spaces in which to be enacted, spaces which in turn have defined what is consumed and how.
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The book closes by looking at how we have come to malign cities, while, in actual fact, we have benefited from them and wouldn’t want to live elsewhere. Back to 4 The author is happy to accept this review and does not wish to comment. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Partisan Diary Ada Gobetti. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Our proudest cultural achievements lie not in our galleries or state theatres, but in our suburban TV sets, the dance halls, pop music played in garages, and hip hop sung on our estates. As the policing of private lives heightened men who engaged in sex with other men were increasingly required to define themselves as gay. The untold history of Europe’s twentieth century is a book by British academic Leif Jerram.
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Franc Escobedo rated it liked it Jan 15, Sophia W rated it really liked it Aug 05, Urbanisation radically shock up the traditional systems which a women could expect her life to play out in. Instead he argues for a move from grand narrative writing although there is nothing new in that towards the everyday, the complex nature of which requires the rejection of deceptively neat theories. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and shops.
Return to Book Page. Nick Blackbourn rated it it was amazing Sep 26, The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: Academic Skip to main content. A great read and an interesting perspective on history: It is this level of complex consideration given to the subject which makes Streetlife a highly impressive read.
Skip to main content. The new cultural arenas, whether the football stadium, the night club, or the living room, transformed life within European cities. No trivia or quizzes yet. Susan rated it liked it Jul 17, History, Culture and the Built Environment, Chichester, Peter van de Pas rated it it was amazing Sep 10, A really interesting read, covering the 20th century, not from the events of high profile leaders, but the person on the street.
The clever navigation between history writ large and the anecdotal an absolute necessity for any historian hoping to locate the everyday meaningfully makes this book not only academically engaging but also an enjoyable read.
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The complicated and sophisticated networks leeif the city which have brought benefits and improvements to our lives are systematically overlooked. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo.