Publication
Title
The production of a political urban space. Antwerp city council and the construction and development of the Leopoldlei and its neighbourhood, 1857-1876
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Abstract
This paper examines nineteenth-century urban space from a political perspective. Local governments, institutions, and organisations used and produced (im)material urban spaces to express, legitimate, and expand their ideologies and power. In the nineteenth century new trends in urban planning enabled municipal authorities to claim the urban landscape in an even more visible and penetrating way. Although this urban space was the result of negotiations between multiple political actors, historical research usually interprets nineteenth-century urbanism in the light of a liberal idea of progress and romantic-nationalistic sentiments. By focusing on the development of a specific neighbourhood through streets, street names, and statues, this research scrutinizes how liberal as well as Catholic municipalities and interest groups contributed to the symbolic, aesthetic, and practical politicisation of the material landscape and how differently or similarly subsequent city councils integrated this space in their policies.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis. - Groningen, 1920, currens
Publication
Groningen : Wolters-Noordhoff, 2016
ISSN
0040-7518 [print]
2352-1163 [online]
Volume/pages
129:2(2016), p. 197-217
ISI
000379279800002
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 02.09.2016
Last edited 23.07.2017
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