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Urban popular culture and entertainment : experiences from Northern, East-central, and Southern Europe, 1870s to 1930s

Urban popular culture and entertainment : experiences from Northern, East-central, and Southern Europe, 1870s to 1930s / edited by Antje Dietze and Alexander Vari.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
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viii, 326 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
"This book is part of an ongoing transnational turn in cultural history. Studies on the history of urban popular culture and the entertainment industries increasingly engage with the European or global circulation of genres, actors, and shows, especially during the period of massive growth and expansion of the sector from the 1870s to the 1930s. Nevertheless, a large part of this research remains focused on exchanges between Western and Central European, and North American metropolises. To provide a fuller picture of the emergence and cross-border transfer of different genres of popular culture, this volume investigates Northern, East Central, and Southern European cities and their relations with each other and the West. The authors analyze the mediating agents, transnational networks, and local responses to new forms of entertainment from Madrid to Vyborg, and from Istanbul to Reykjavík. These examples re-focus the history of urban popular culture in Europe in view of multidirectional transfers and a wider range of regional experiences. Urban Popular Culture will appeal to researchers and students alike interested in the history of popular culture in modern societies, particularly those studying urban centers in Europe, and their transnational and transregional connections"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Urban popular culture New York, NY : Routledge, [2023]
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April 01, 2023
Routledge studies in cultural history.
Routledge studies in cultural history
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Transnational and Transregional Histories of Urban Popular Culture in Europe / Antje Dietze and Alexander Vari
Part 1: Mobilities, Networks, and Cultural Transfers
Mobilities and National Indifference: Popular Entertainment in Habsburg Central Europe around 1900 / Susanne Korbel
A Cosmopolitan Music City: Early Twentieth-Century Transnational Networks in Vyborg / Nuppu Koivisto-Kaasik and Saijaleena Rantanen
Transnational Factors in the Shaping of the Early Greek Cinema Business, 1896-1908 / Eliza Anna Delveroudi
The Rise and Fall of a Theater King: Albert Ranft and the Commercialization of the Swedish Theater Field between the 1890s and 1920s / Rikard Hoogland
From Ambivalence to the Diseuse Craze: French-Hungarian Cultural Exchanges Through Chanson, 1880s-1930s / Alexander Vari
Part 2: Social Impacts, Official Regulations, and Nation Building
Madrid Nightlife and Popular Leisure: Between Globalizing Cosmopolitanism and Social Transgression, 1900s to the 1930s / Rubén Pallol Trigueros and Cristina de Pedro Álvarez
Popular Culture and Cultural Policies and Narratives in Interwar Yugoslavia / Ivana Vesić
Chapter 8: Jazzy, 'Gypsy', and Jolly: In Search of a Formula for Polish Popular Music in the Interwar Period / Anna G. Piotrowska
Constan Town Sounds: Multidirectional Movement of Early Jazz in the 1920s / G. Carole Woodall
The Reception of Jazz in Iceland in the 1920s and 1930s: Transnational Anxieties, Nation-Building, and Race / Ólafur Rastrick.

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