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By John B. Lyon

In overdue nineteenth-century Germany, the onset of modernity remodeled how humans skilled position. in keeping with elevated industrialization and urbanization, the growth of overseas capitalism, and the extension of railway and different shuttle networks, the experience of being attached to a selected position gave strategy to an unsettling feel of displacement. Out of Place analyzes the works of 3 significant representatives of German Realism-Wilhelm Raabe, Theodor Fontane, and Gottfried Keller-within this historic context. It situates the perceived lack of position obtrusive of their texts in the modern discourse of housing and concrete reform, but additionally perspectives such discourse throughout the lens of twentienth-century theories of position. educated by way of either phenomenological (Heidegger and Casey) in addition to Marxist (Deleuze, Guattari, and Benjamin) ways to put, John B. Lyon highlights the fight to deal with problems with position and area that reappear this day in debates approximately environmentalism, transnationalism, globalization, and regionalism.

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