New York Hotel Experience

Cultural and Societal Impacts of an American Invention

For more than two hundred years hotels have played a significant role in American history. The modern hotel is even an American invention. In five case studies of iconic New York hotels, this book presents the hotel experience of the white upper class, literati, young artists, African Americans and Jewish Americans in the twentieth century. Using a variety of texts, including autobiographies, movies and novels, the impact of hotel experience on society and culture – which has been neglected until now – becomes apparent. This unique approach offers a new way of reading New York and helps to better understand the city's special dynamics.

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2017-03-13, 344 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3781-6

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Annabella Fick

Annabella Fick, Cusanuswerk, Germany

Autor_in(nen)
Annabella Fick
Buchtitel
New York Hotel Experience Cultural and Societal Impacts of an American Invention
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
344
Ausstattung
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3781-6
DOI
Warengruppe
1558
BIC-Code
HBJK JFC DSB
BISAC-Code
HIS036000 SOC022000 LIT004020
THEMA-Code
NHK JBCC DSB
Erscheinungsdatum
2017-03-13
Auflage
1
Themen
Amerika, Kulturgeschichte
Adressaten
American Studies, American History, Hotel Studies, Urban Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies
Schlagworte
Hotels, New York, Culture, Society, Experience, Waldorf Astoria, Cultural History, America, American History, Cultural Studies, American Studies

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