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Re-Centring the City

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Book Series: Fringe ISBN: 9781787354111 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787354111 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Political Science --- Economics --- Sociology --- Architecture
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What is the role of monumentality, verticality and centrality in the twenty-first century? Are palaces, skyscrapers and grand urban ensembles obsolete relics of twentieth-century modernity, inexorably giving way to a more humble and sustainable de-centred urban age? Or do the aesthetics and politics of pomp and grandiosity rather linger and even prosper in the cities of today and tomorrow? Re-Centring the City zooms in on these questions, taking as its point of departure the experience of Eurasian socialist cities, where twentieth-century high modernity arguably saw its most radical and furthest-reaching realisation. It frames the experience of global high modernity (and its unravelling) through the eyes of the socialist city, rather than the other way around: instead of explaining Warsaw or Moscow through the prism of Paris or New York, it refracts London, Mexico City and Chennai through the lens of Kyiv, Simferopol and the former Polish shtetls. This transdisciplinary volume re-centres the experiences of the ‘Global East’, and thereby our understanding of world urbanism, by shedding light on some of the still-extant (and often disavowed) forms of ‘zombie’ centrality, hierarchy and violence that pervade and shape our contemporary urban experience.

Tracing and Documenting Nazi Victims Past and Present

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Book Series: Arolsen Research Series ISSN: 26997312 ISBN: 9783110665376 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 350 DOI: 10.1515/9783110665376 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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After World War II, tracing and documenting Nazi victims emerged against the background of millions of missing persons and early compensation proceedings. This was a process in which the Allies, international aid organizations, and survivors themselves took part. New archives, documentation centers and tracing bureaus were founded amid the increasing Cold War divide. They gathered documents on Nazi persecution and structured them in specialized collections to provide information on individual fates and their grave repercussions: the loss of relatives, the search for a new home, physical or mental injuries, existential problems, social support and recognition, but also continued exclusion or discrimination. By doing so, institutions involved in this work were inevitably confronted with contentious issues—such as varying political mandates, neutrality vs. solidarity with those formerly persecuted, data protection vs. public interest, and many more. Over time, tracing bureaus and archives changed methods and policies and even expanded their activities, using historical documents for both research and public remembrance. This is the first publication to explore this multifaceted history of tracing and documenting past and present.

Deutsche und italienische Besatzung im Unabhängigen Staat Kroatien. 1941 bis 1943/45

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ISBN: 9783110623833 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.1515/9783110623833 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The “Independent State of Croatia,” occupied by Germany and Italy, is a laboratory for investigating Nazi and Fascist notions of empire, occupation, and the enforcement of power. For the first time, Sanela Schmid draws on a broad set of sources from German, Italian, and post-Yugoslav archives to examine the two occupation regions that divided Croatia until the Italian capitulation.

Comradely objects

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ISBN: 9781526139863 Year: Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: History of arts --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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The major part of this book project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 700913.
This book is about two distinct but related professional cultures in late Soviet Russia that were concerned with material objects: industrial design and decorative art. The Russian avant-garde of the 1920s is broadly recognised to have been Russia’s first truly original contribution to world culture. In contrast, Soviet design of the post-war period is often dismissed as hackwork and plagiarism that resulted in a shabby world of commodities. This book identifies the second historical attempt at creating a powerful alternative to capitalist commodities in the Cold War era. It offers a new perspective on the history of Soviet material culture by focusing on the notion of the ‘comradely object’ as an agent of progressive social relations that state-sponsored Soviet design inherited from the avant-garde. It introduces a shared history of domestic objects, handmade as well as machine-made, mass-produced as well as unique, utilitarian as well as challenging the conventional notion of utility. Situated at the intersection of intellectual history, social history and material culture studies, this book elucidates the complexities and contradictions of Soviet design that echoed international tendencies of the late twentieth century. The book is addressed to design historians, art historians, scholars of material culture, historians of Russia and the USSR, as well as museum and gallery curators, artists and designers, and the broader public interested in modern aesthetics, art and design, and/or the legacy of socialist regimes.

Historia del Socialismo Internacional

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ISBN: 9789568416973 Year: Pages: 939 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3945499 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History
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Collection of 20 essays on the history of international socialism.

El Partido Socialista argentino, 1896-1912

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ISBN: 9789568416997 Year: Pages: 287 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3945523 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History
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Social and political history of the origins of the Socialist party of Argentina towards the beginning of the century until the enactment of the electoral law Sáenz Peña

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