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    Coffeehouse Orientalism

    Gronberg, Tag (2013) Coffeehouse Orientalism. In: Ashby, C. and Gronberg, Tag and Shaw-Miller, Simon (eds.) The Viennese Cafe and Fin-de-Siecle Culture. Austrian and Habsburg Studies 16. Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books. ISBN 9780857457646.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The Viennese café was a key site of urban modernity around 1900. In the rapidly growing city it functioned simultaneously as home and workplace, affording opportunities for both leisure and intellectual exchange. This volume explores the nature and function of the coffee house in the social, cultural, and political world of fin-de-siècle Vienna. Just as the café served as a creative meeting place within the city, so this volume initiates conversations between different disciplines focusing on Vienna 1900. Contributions are drawn from the fields of social and cultural history, literary studies, Jewish studies and art, and architectural and design history. A fresh perspective is also provided by a selection of comparative articles exploring coffeehouse culture elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Architecture, Space and Society, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 10:30
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 11:49
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6135

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