Pleasurescapes on the Edge: Performing Modernity on Urban Waterfronts (1880-1960)

Paul van de Laar (Editor), Lisa Kosoak* (Editor), Judith Vidiella Pages (Editor), Alina Just (Editor), Christina Reimann (Editor)

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“Pleasurescapes,” also called amusement or entertainment quarters, are public spaces that are constituent for modern cities. They emerged during the period of urbanization and were constantly reshaped and negotiated. “Pleasurescapes” is an analytical concept that describes and reflects the historical, spatial, sociocultural, and infrastructural development of pleasure spaces during the long turn of the century around 1900. This issue explores the particular role of pleasurescapes on waterfronts and in port cities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1210
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Urban History
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2022

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The author received financial support for the research of this article from HERA
(Humanities in the European Research Area) as part of the European Union’s Horizon 202 research and
innovation Programme “Public Spaces”.

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