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Comical modernity : popular humour and the transformation of urban space in late nineteenth-century Vienna

Author: Heidi Hakkarainen
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019.
Series: Austrian and Habsburg studies, v. 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though long associated with a small group of coffeehouse elites around the turn of the twentieth century, Viennese 'modernist' culture had roots that reached much further back and beyond the rarefied sphere of high culture. In Comical Modernity, Heidi Hakkarainen looks at Vienna in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period of dramatic urban renewal during which the city's rapidly changing face was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hakkarainen, Heidi.
Comical modernity.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019012575
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Hakkarainen
ISBN: 1789202744 9781789202748
OCLC Number: 1096235063
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Power and space : censorship, satire and the public sphere --
Tensions with city authorities : resisting order --
City out of control : laughing at chaos --
Knowing the city : (mis)reading the city and the deception of sight --
Urban types and characters : new clothes of Vindobona --
modernity and gender.
Series Title: Austrian and Habsburg studies, v. 23.
Responsibility: Heidi Hakkarainen.

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This book shows how humor provided access to understanding modernity in an era of radical change, thus broadening our understanding of the cultural history of nineteenth-century Vienna.  Read more...

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