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Paris-Amsterdam underground : essays on cultural resistance, subversion, and diversion

Author: Christoph Lindner; Andrew Hussey
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2013]
Series: Cities and cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The postwar histories of Paris and Amsterdam have been significantly defined by the notion of the "underground" as both a material and metaphorical space. Examining the underground traffic between the two cities, this book interrogates the countercultural histories of Paris and Amsterdam in the mid to late-twentieth century. Shuttling between Paris and Amsterdam, as well as between postwar avant-gardism and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Lindner; Andrew Hussey
ISBN: 9789089645050 9089645055
OCLC Number: 828187273
Description: 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / David Pinder --
Concepts and Practices of the Underground / Christoph Lindner and Andrew Hussey --
Part 1: Projections. Metromania or the Undersides of Painting / Sophie Berrebi --
Mapping Utopia: Debord and Constant between Amsterdam and Paris / Andrew Hussey --
Amsterdam's Sexual Underground in the 1960s / Gert Hekma --
Part 2: Mobility. Detours, Delays, Derailments: La Petite Jérusalem and Slow Training in Culture / Sudeep Dasgupta --
Underground Visions: Strategies of Resistance along the Amsterdam Metro Lines / Ginette Verstraete --
Underground Circulation: The Beats in Paris and Beyond / Allen Hibbard --
Part 3: Visibility. (In)audible Frequencies: Sounding out the Contemporary Branded City / Carolyn Birdsall --
Red Lights and Legitimate Trade: Paying for Sex in the Branded City / Joyce Goggin --
Visibly Underground: When Clandestine Workers Take the Law into Their Own Hands / Anna-Louise Milne --
Archaeology of the Parisian Underground / Stephen W. Sawyer.
Series Title: Cities and cultures.
Other Titles: Essays on cultural resistance, subversion, and diversion
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Lindner and Andrew Hussey.

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