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Lodging houses as facilitators of global and local entanglements in harbour districts: evidence from the port of Antwerp c. 1860–1910
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The late nineteenth-century harbour districts, or so-called ‘sailortowns’, are generally depicted as deterritorialized ‘enclaves’ of heightened globalized transience. However, these neighbourhoods were just as much shaped by semi-durable local labouring communities. This article studies lodging houses as facilitators of global and local entanglements in harbour districts from a socio-cultural perspective, with Antwerp in the late nineteenth century as a case-study. Analysing the spatiality, materiality, sociability and people of the lodging phenomenon, it reveals that next to the highly transient seafarers, sailortown accommodated a diverse yet largely local population of small entrepreneurs and their families right between transience and permanence.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Urban history. - Cambridge, 1992, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2024
ISSN
0963-9268 [print]
1469-8706 [online]
DOI
10.1017/S0963926823000640
Volume/pages
(2024) , p. 1-17
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 25.01.2024
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