Cities in Motion Cities in Motion: Urban Life and Cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia, 1920-1940

Auteur: Su Lin Lewis
Taal: Engels
Cities in Motion
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781107108332
  • Druk: 1
  • juli 2016
  • 320 pagina's
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In the 1920s and 1930s, the port-cities of Southeast Asia were staging grounds for diverse groups of ordinary citizens to experiment with modernity, as a rising Japan and American capitalism challenged the predominance of European empires after the First World War. Both migrants and locals played a pivotal role in shaping civic culture. Moving away from a nationalist reading of the period, Su Lin Lewis explores layers of cross-cultural interaction in various spheres: the urban built environment, civic associations, print media, education, popular culture and the emergence of the modern woman. While the book focuses on Penang, Rangoon and Bangkok - three cities born amidst British expansion to the region - it explores connected experiences across Asia and in Asian intellectual enclaves in Europe. Cosmopolitan sensibilities were severely tested in the era of post-colonial nationalism, but are undergoing a resurgence in Southeast Asia's civil society and creative class today.

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'There are few recent books as deeply anchored in both global and urban history as Su Lin Lewis's exploration of urban life in early-twentieth-century Southeast Asian port cities. ... While Lewis speaks to recent debates in global history, she successfully eschews the now familiar charge that the field's practitioners have veered too far from concrete, empirical studies of the local. The elegantly presented results of her research therefore should be read by a wide range of historians.' Michael Goebel, Global Urban History (www.globalurbanhistory.com) 'There are few recent books as deeply anchored in both global and urban history as Su Lin Lewis's exploration of urban life in early-twentieth-century Southeast Asian port cities. ... While Lewis speaks to recent debates in global history, she successfully eschews the now familiar charge that the field's practitioners have veered too far from concrete, empirical studies of the local. The elegantly presented results of her research therefore should be read by a wide range of historians.' Michael Goebel, Global Urban History (www.globalurbanhistory.com)

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
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1
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2016
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22,8 x 15,2 x 3,3 cm
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320 pagina's
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Su Lin Lewis
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Cambridge University Press

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9781107108332

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Cities in Motion: Urban Life and Cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia, 1920-1940
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