Imagining Global Amsterdam
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Imagining Global Amsterdam

By Marco de Waard
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Imagining Global Amsterdam brings together new essays on the image of Amsterdam as articulated in film, literature, art, and urban discourse, considered within the context of globalization and its impact on urban culture. Subjects include: Amsterdam’s place in global cultural memory; expressions of global consciousness in Amsterdam in the ‘Golden Age’; articulations of Amsterdam as a tolerant, multicultural, and permissive ‘global village’; and globalization’s impact ‘on the ground’ through city branding, the cultural heritage industry, and cultural production in the city.Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, and united by a broad humanities approach, this collection forms a multifaceted inquiry into the dynamic relationship between Amsterdam, globalization, and the urban imaginary.Imagining Global Amsterdam gaat over het beeld van Amsterdam in film, literatuur, visuele kunst en in het moderne stedelijke discours, in het bijzonder in de context van de mondialisering. De essays gaan onder andere dieper in op Amsterdam als een lieu de mémoire van de vroeg-moderne wereldhandel. Wat betekent deze herinnering in de hedendaagse cultuur? Waarom verwijzen zo veel contemporaine films en romans naar dit verleden terug? Ook het (inter)nationale imago van Amsterdam als een multicultureel en ultra-tolerant ‘global village’ komt aan bod. Waarom is dit beeld zo persistent, en hoe heeft het zich in de loop van de laatste decennia ontwikkeld? Tot slot wordt ingegaan op de vraag hoe mondialiseringsprocessen ingrijpen in de stadscultuur, zoals in het prostitutiegebied op de Wallen en via de erfgoedindustrie. Hoe manifesteert de mondialisering zich in de stad, en welke rol speelt beeldvorming daarbij? Deze bundel vormt een rijk geschakeerd onderzoek naar de relatie tussen Amsterdam, mondialisering en stedelijke beeldvorming. Marco de Waard is als docent literatuurwetenschap verbonden aan het Amsterdam University College.

Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
      • 1. Amsterdam and the Global Imaginary
        • Cultural Mobility, Global Performativity
        • Imagining Amsterdam, Imagining Globality
        • History, Culture, and Geography in a World City
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
    • Part I: Historicizing Global Amsterdam
      • 2. Imagining Social Change in Early-Modern Amsterdam:Global Processes, Local Perceptions
        • Globalization and Global Systems in Historical Perspective
        • Early-Modern Ideas of Social Change
        • Positive Imaginaries of the Global City
        • Ambivalent Imaginaries of the Global City
        • Dystopian Imaginaries of the Global City
        • Conclusion
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 3. Amidst Unscrupulous Neighbours:Amsterdam Money and Foreign Interests in DutchPatriotic Imagery
        • The Amsterdam Coffer
        • Picturing Dutch versus Foreign Interests
        • The Patriots’ Economic Eyeglasses
        • Metropolis versus Country
        • Amsterdam Money and the Transnational Imagination
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 4. Visualizing Commerce and Empire: Decorating theBuilt Environment of Amsterdam
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 5. Romance and Commerce: Imagining GlobalAmsterdam in the Contemporary Historical Novel
        • Gambling, Speculation, Heritage
        • Fictional Gambles and Other Risky Endeavours
        • The Painterly Novel and the Heritage Business
        • A Baroque Universe: Stephenson, Finance, Systems
        • Conclusion
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 6. Dutch Decline Redux: Remembering New Amsterdamin the Global and Cosmopolitan Novel
        • ‘Signs of Autumn’
        • Cosmopolitanism, Authorship, and Literary Form
        • Netherland: Tracing Memories of New Amsterdam
        • The Thousand Autumns: Remembering Dejima and the Spectre of ‘DutchDecline’
        • Conclusion: Towards a ‘Memory of the Global Past’?
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
    • Part II: Amsterdam Global Village: (Inter)NationalImaginings
      • 7. Form, Punch, Caress: Johan van der Keuken’s GlobalAmsterdam
        • Form: Cramped Spaces, Cramped Minds
        • Punch: Global Parallels
        • Caress: The World Nearby
        • Conclusion
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
        • Filmography
        • Television
      • 8. Rembrandt on Screen: Art Cinema, Cultural Heritage,and the Museumization of Urban Space
        • ‘Rembrandt 400’ as Global Mega-Event
        • ‘Rembrandt 400’ and the Museumization of Urban Space
        • Peter Greenaway’s Rembrandt Films and the Idea of Public Art
        • A Spatial History of the Rembrandt Biopic
        • Conclusion: Places into Non-Places
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
        • Filmography
      • 9. Imagining a Global Village: Amsterdam in Janwillemvan de Wetering’s Detective Fiction
        • Introduction
        • The City as Palimpsest
        • Heroin Heaven and Anarchy
        • Imagining Multicultural Amsterdam
        • Works Cited
      • 10. Amsterdam, City of Sirens: On Hafid Bouazza’sShort Story ‘Apolline’
        • Cultural Re-Education
        • Two Melancholy Monologues
        • Alternative Vision
        • Textual Play
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
    • Part III: Global Amsterdam’s Cultural Geography
      • 11. Amsterdam and/as New Babylon:Urban Modernity’s Contested Trajectories
        • New Babylon: Ambivalent Utopia?
        • New Babylon as Metaphor for Amsterdam Today: Heterotopias of Freedomand Containment
        • New Babylon as Dystopia: Zuidas and the Globalization of Amsterdam
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 12. Amsterdam’s Architectural Image from Early-Modern Print Series to Global Heritage Discourse
        • Introduction
        • Images of the City and Their Uses
        • Mapping Amsterdam
        • The Atlas Fouquet
        • The Grachtenboek
        • The Grachtenboek Rediscovered
        • The Concept of the Grachtengordel
        • Architecture and Image
        • Works Cited
      • 13. Amsterdam Memorials, Multiculturalism, and theDebate on Dutch Identity
        • The Liberation of Amsterdam
        • New Monuments for Amsterdam
        • New Population Groups, Old Strategies
        • The Return of Anti-Semitism
        • Reterritorialization
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 14. Graphic Design, Globalization, and Placemaking inthe Neighbourhoods of Amsterdam
        • The I amsterdam Campaign, Placemaking, and Graphic Design
        • Placemaking and Globalization: The Case of De Pijp
        • Conclusion: Place as Process and Event
        • Works Cited
      • 15. A Global Red-Light City? Prostitution in Amsterdamas a Real-and-Imagined Place
        • Introduction
        • A Genealogy of Amsterdam Prostitution as Global, Real and Imagined
        • Amsterdam’s Imagined Moral Geography: Historical Roots and Shifts
        • Trying to Control the Uncontrollable: Legalizing Prostitution and Plan 1012
        • New Control Efforts in the Globalized Red Light District
        • Ravaged Prostitutes and Outperformed Amsterdam
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
      • 16. Global Eros in Amsterdam: Religion, Sex, Politics
        • Prelude
        • A Story
        • A Second Story
        • Notes
        • Works Cited
    • Contributors
    • Index
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