Into the Cold: Neighborliness, Class, and the Emotional Landscape of Urban Modernism in France and West Germany

Autor(en): Reinecke, Christiane
Stichwörter: 1950s to 1970s; France and West Germany; History; history of emotions; History Of Social Sciences; mass housing; new left; social history; Social Sciences - Other Topics; urban community; urban marginality; Urban Studies
Erscheinungsdatum: 2022
Herausgeber: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Journal: JOURNAL OF URBAN HISTORY
Volumen: 48
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 163
Seitenende: 181
Zusammenfassung: 
In France and West Germany, public opinion on modernist mass housing switched from positive to negative over a short period of time. The following article explores and compares this disenchantment with urban modernism in both countries. Analyzing TV documentaries, press reports, and sociological studies, as well as inhabitants' reactions to them, it traces the discursive production of modern high-rise estates as arenas of social and emotional malfunction. It investigates how contemporaries came to contrast the apparent desolation of modernist high-rises on the periphery of French and West German cities with the warmth and solidarity of traditional working-class neighborhoods. Tracing the genesis of this socio-emotional framing, the article foregrounds the influence of psychological discourses and a new left-wing activism on contemporary urbanism and highlights the local repercussions of modern housing's public denigration in France and West Germany.
ISSN: 00961442
DOI: 10.1177/0096144220931197

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