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Contemporary Bohemia: A Case Study of an Artistic Community in Philadelphia

  • Geoffrey Moss
  • Rachel Wildfeuer
  • Keith McIntosh
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 1-13
  3. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 15-26
  4. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 27-42
  5. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 43-68
  6. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 69-85
  7. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 87-101
  8. Geoffrey Moss, Rachel Wildfeuer, Keith McIntosh
    Pages 103-111
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-126

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an investigation and assessment of an artistic community that emerged within Philadelphia’s Fishtown and the nearby neighborhood of Kensington. The book starts out by examining historical and sociological work on bohemia, and then provides a detailed history of greater Philadelphia and the Fishtown/Kensington region. After analyzing the ways in which Fishtown/Kensington’s artistic community maintains continuity with bohemian tradition, it demonstrates that this community has decoupled traditional bohemian practices from their anti-bourgeois foundation. The book also demonstrates that this community helped generate and maintains overlapping membership with a larger community of hipsters. It concludes by defining the area's artistic community as an artistic bohemian lifestyle community, and argues that the artistic activities and cultural practices exhibited by the community are not unique, and have significant implications for urban artistic policy, and for post-industrial urban society.


Keywords

The Study of Bohemian Communities Fishtown Kensigton Historical and Sociological Work on Bohemia The Nature of Bohemia History and Geography of Bohemia Maintaining Continuity with Bohemian Tradition Fishtown_Kensington’s Artistic Community Cultural and Political Movements and Communities Bohemian But Not Anti-Bourgeois Bohemian Artistic Lifestyle Community Artistic and Personal Creativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Moss
    • 1
  • Rachel Wildfeuer
    • 2
  • Keith McIntosh
    • 3
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18775-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18774-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18775-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-6368
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6376
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