© 2014

Transnationalism and the German City

  • Editors
  • Jeffry M. Diefendorf
  • Janet Ward

Part of the Studies in European Culture and History book series (SECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction Transnationalism and the German City

    1. Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward
      Pages 1-10
  3. Contested Urban Publics

  4. Crossing Boundaries in Modern German Planning

  5. City Cultures and the German Transnational Imaginary

  6. German Urban Heritage for a Transnational Era

About this book


Too often, scholars treat transnationalism as a conflict in which the local, regional, and national give way to globalized identity. As these varied studies of German cities show, though, the urban environment is actually a site of trans-localism that is not merely oppositional, but that adapts itself dialectically to the forces of globalization.


Berlin cities enlightenment Europe Germany globalization national culture nationalism Weimar

About the authors

Deborah Ascher Barnstone, Technology University, Sydney, Australia Grischa F. Bertram, University of Kassel, Germany Greg Castillo, University of California, Berkeley, USA Elizabeth A. Drummond, Loyola Marymount University, USA Friedhelm Fischer, University of Kassel, Germany Janina Fuge, University of Hamburg, Germany Tracy Graves, Michigan State University, USA Nicole Huber, University of Washington, USA Stephan Lanz, European University Viadrina, Germany John V. Maciuika, CUNY Graduate Center, USA Daniel Purdy, Penn State University, USA Dirk Schubert, Hafencity University, Germany Ralph Stern, University of Manitoba, Canada Bettina Stoetzer, University of Chicago, USA Rosemary Wakeman, Fordham University, USA

Bibliographic information


“Transnationalism and the German City is an important interdisciplinary contribution to the fields of transnational history, urban studies, German history, and German studies. … this interdisciplinary volume represents an important intervention in German and transnational studies, raising questions about the relationship between transnational and local influences in the context of the German city and laying foundations for future scholarship.” (Shelley Rose, H-German, H-Net Reviews,, September, 2016)