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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Leit he has remained, barring a brief stint as a fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. This is a pessimistic state of affairs streetliffe our future, for if Jerram is right to attribute historical agency to these places and spaces then not recognising their true significance means mistakes of the past are likely to be repeated.
Germanys other modernity Leif Jerram. Interesting and thought provoking. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and shops.
The complicated and sophisticated networks of the city which have brought benefits and improvements to our lives are systematically overlooked. As interference in the lives of homosexuals reached a peak particularly in s Britain and the private space of the home became violated a fight began to reclaim spaces in which sexual preference could be freely expressed.
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.
He openly admits that his work is not comprehensive including the major omission of economics and there is much scope for others to build upon his ideas. For example, women are shown to start taking control of their bodies much earlier than the Sixties and the advent of the pill, and the people of the early 20th century are far from sexually sheltered, streetpife actually mor A really interesting read, covering the 20th century, not from the events of high profile leaders, but the person on the street.
In his epilogue Jerram encourages the reader to reflect upon the way in which cities are evaluated, both historically and within contemporary society.
Rather Jerram argues for a culture which encompasses activities sometimes confined to the realms of leisure so as to promote understanding of the ways in which people have represented themselves to the world and the world to themselves. For example, women are shown to start taking control of their bodies much earlier than the Sixties and the advent of the pill, and the people of the early 20th century are far from sexually sheltered, being actually more open in their exploits than we are now.
Urbanisation radically shock up the traditional systems which a women could expect her life to play out jetram.
Andy rated it liked it Nov 09, Nov 21, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although the title of this book suggests streetlive tale of public space, it is in fact often the interaction between the public and private which is shown to force change, whether through the desire to move from one to the other, developing policies of control or the transformation and flux between the two. Aside from extending the time frame or geographical borders, the themes dealt with warrant far more detailed attention within this context for each has potential to generate a substantial body of fascinating research.
Open Preview See a Problem? Notes Place, Culture jerrxm Identity, ed. James rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Consequently this work will not solely be of interest to someone in their capacity as a researcher but also as a city inhabitant. Turn to the spaces of city and both problems and solutions will be located there.
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Revolution in the Streets 2. Back to 2 A. 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 Invites 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.
Lucaslu rated it really liked it Dec 02, Laura rated it liked it Aug 23, 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.
Du Bois, and Wilson J. The role of the city in either facilitating of disabling the exploration and fulfilment of desire was a crucial component in the sexual lives of many. Want to Read saving…. Patrick rated it liked it Jul 23, A great read and an interesting perspective on history: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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Darcy Moore rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini made themselves powerful by making cities ungovernable with riots rampaging through streets, bars occupied one-by-one. A bit repetitive towards the end, but well worth a read!
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 lejf engaging but also an enjoyable read.
Colour, atmosphere, joy, austerity and hardship is brought to a variety of streetlide from the music hall to the home. Refresh and try again. Academic Skip to main content.