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Forthcoming Urban History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

    Edited by Elaine Chalus, Marjo Kaartinen

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    Focusing on the transition from the modern to the early modern periods, this volume explores the role of gender in shaping the development of the European town. It examines how gender is both embedded in the built environment and reflected in the way that the built environment is experienced and...

    To Be Published July 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Female Agency in the Urban Economy

    Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

    Edited by Deborah Simonton, Anne Montenach

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Problem and Place of the Social Margins

    Edited by Andrew Spicer, Jane Stevens Crawshaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This volume crosses geographical as well as chronological divides in order to emphasise the mutability of the social margins, making an important contribution to research on social and urban history by considering a variety of groups identified as "marginal." Focusing on two key themes in relation...

    To Be Published October 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Street Performers and Society in Urban Japan, 1600-1900

    The Beggar's Gift

    By Gerald Groemer

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book presents a thoroughly researched and meticulously documented study of the emergence, development, and demise of music, theatre, recitation, and dance witnessed by the populace on thoroughfares, plazas, and makeshift outdoor performance spaces in Edo/Tokyo. For some three hundred years...

    To Be Published December 17th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Wall Memorials and Heritage

    The Heritage Industry of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie

    By Sybille Frank

    Series: Routledge Studies in Heritage

    Recent cultural and spatial turns in the Humanities and Social Sciences have led to a rising interest in heritage studies. The literature has however so far failed to include a systematic overview of the theoretical perspectives on "heritage," the commodification of heritage, or the globalizing...

    To Be Published February 29th 2016 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge History of Rural America

    Edited by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

    Series: Routledge Histories

    As the world becomes more industrialized and urban, people are starting to feel disconnected from the very land of their ancestors, and from those mechanisms of life that were a big part of society only a few generations ago. Part of these feelings of dislocation can be seen in the recent trends in...

    To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge

  7. Urban History

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urbanization is one of the defining features of the contemporary world, and urban history – the study of the processes and consequences of urbanization – is one of the most dynamic fields of modern and contemporary history. But the...

    To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Guidebook to Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    By Peter Laurence

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities was published in 1961 and is now generally considered one of the most important books ever written on cities and city life. At a time when suburbia appeared to be human destiny, and architectural and urban theorists questioned whether the...

    To Be Published April 15th 2016 by Routledge

  9. Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices

    By Daniel Grinceri

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    To Be Published May 1st 2016 by Routledge

  10. Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective

    From Frontier Zones to Lands in Focus

    Edited by Gerhard Jaritz, Katalin Szende

    To Be Published May 30th 2016 by Routledge