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Images of Europe, European Images: Postwar European Cinema and Television Culture  

Ib Bondebjerg

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
The audio-visual culture of Europe right after 1945 was a culture in ashes in a Europe soon to be divided into east and west under the Cold War. It was a Europe where nation-states had to ... More

Postwar Art, Architecture, and Design  

Stefan Muthesius

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
There is no doubt that planners, architects, and designers, or anybody involved with creating works addressed to the public, would have testified to the overwhelming importance of a ... More

Sport in Southern Europe  

Andrew McFarland

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter explores how sport became intertwined with identity, politics, consumerism, and culture in Southern Europe to the extent that it is difficult to imagine modern Spain, Italy, ... More

Sport in West and North Europe  

Christopher Young

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter examines the development of sport in one of the most significant regions in its history. It explains the institutional reasons why a truly comparative history of the continent ... More

Veblen Redivivus: Leisure and Excessin Europe  

Rosemary Wakeman

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Mass consumption and leisure are among the most fascinating and thought-provoking challenges for twentieth-century historians. It was precisely the initial phases of mass consumerism that ... More

The Western European Welfare State Beyond Christian and Social Democratic Ideology  

Ido de Haan

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
One of the most striking features of Europe's postwar history is the emergence of the welfare state. Even though the first social policies had already been introduced in the 1880s, and ... More

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