March 2021 TOC Journal of Urban History Vol. 47 No. 2

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Special Section


Resilience in Seaports

Guest Editor: Carola Hein and Dirk Schubert


Introduction: Resilience, Disaster and Rebuilding in Modern Port Cities


            Carola Hein, Dirk Schubert                               


Resilience, Path Dependence and the Port: The Case of Savannah


            Stephen Ramos                                                


St. Petersburg Port through Disasters: Challenges and Resilience


            Kirill B. Nazarenko and Maria A. Smirnova            


The Resilience of the Port Cities of Trieste, Rijeka and Koper


            Lucija Ažman Momirski                                           


Agents of Change in a Changing World: Treaty Port Nagasaki and the Limitations of Local Resilience


            Jessa Dahl                                                      


Social Resilience in Disaster Recovery Planning for Fishing Port Cities: a comparative study of pre-war and twenty-first-century tsunami recovery planning in the northern part of Japan


            Izumi Kuroishi                                               


The Port of Hamburg in the 1940s and 1950s: Physical Reconstruction and Political Restructuring in the Aftermath of World War II


            Christoph Strupp                                            


The Lisbon Waterfront: perspectives on resilience in the transition from the 20th to the 21st Century

            Pedro R. Garcia                                             


Resilience and Path dependence - A comparative study of the port cities of London, Hamburg and Philadelphia


            Carola Hein, Dirk Schubert                           





Architecture Beyond Ideology: The Politics of Forgotten Landmarks in Communist East Germany

Andrew Demshuk                                                      



Review Essays


Who is an Urbanist?


            Ian Klaus                                


Patricia M. DeMarco (2017). Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 312 + xiv pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 (paper).


John Tutino and Martin V. Melosi (2019). New World Cities: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 318 + xii pp., maps, tables, contributors, index, $34.95 (paper).


James H. Spencer (2015). Globalization and Urbanization: The Global Urban Ecosystem. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 252 + xi pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $27.95 (paper).


Göran Therborn (2017). Cities of Power: The Urban, the National, the Popular, the Global. New York: Verso, 408 pp., illustrations, endnotes, index, $35.95 (cloth).



Ordinary Whiteness: Affect, Kinship, and the Moral Economy of Privilege


            Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas                        


Erika Lee (2019). America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. New York: Basic Books, 338 pp., sources, notes, index, illustrations, $32.00 (cloth).


Felix Harcourt (2017). Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 253 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $45.00 (cloth).


George Lipsitz (2018). The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, xxix + 283 pp., notes, index, $32.95 (paper).


Michael T. Maly and Heather M. Dalmage (2015). Vanishing Eden: White Construction of Memory, Meaning, and Identity in a Racially Changing City. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 170 + x pp., notes, references, index, $28.95 (paper).



New Directions in the Study of Urban Slavery


            Andrea Mosterman                          


Tiya Miles (2017). The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits. New York: New Press. 261 pp., maps, graphs, illustrations, notes, index, $27.95 (cloth).


Paul Musselwhite (2019). Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth: The Rise of Plantation Society in the Chesapeake. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 269 + xii pp., illustrations, notes, index, $50.00 (cloth).