Two Towns in Germany: Commerce and the Urban Transformation

Two Towns in Germany: Commerce and the Urban Transformation

by Norbert Dannhaeuser Norbert Dannhaeuser
ISBN-10:
0897894588
ISBN-13:
9780897894586
Pub. Date:
02/16/1996
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
ISBN-10:
0897894588
ISBN-13:
9780897894586
Pub. Date:
02/16/1996
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Two Towns in Germany: Commerce and the Urban Transformation

Two Towns in Germany: Commerce and the Urban Transformation

by Norbert Dannhaeuser Norbert Dannhaeuser

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Overview

Many forces threaten the viability of town centers. One of them is trade concentration in which family businesses are replaced by large, vertically integrated retail enterprises. Town centers, once locations of a rich variety of street stores in the hands of a local and independent merchant community, are being supplanted by monolithic and decentralized commercial zones. This process is documented in contemporary Germany for two towns, one grounded in a market economy and the other, until recently, socialistically based. In both cases, trade concentration is a prevailing force— a pattern that is not only found in post-industrialized nations, but also in developing countries in Latin America and Asia and is indicative of an emerging global culture.



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ISBN-13: 9780897894586
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/16/1996
Series: Contemporary Urban Studies Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)

About the Author

NORBERT DANNHAEUSER is Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Contemporary Trade Strategies in the Philippines: A Study in Marketing Anthropology (1983).

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

The Problem and Setting

The Altstadt Trade Community (I)

The Altstadt Trade Community (II)

Hassfurt's Trade Community in the Periphery

The Survival and Demise of Family-Operated Firms under Trade Concentration

Hassfurt's Transformation: Two Merchant Firms

Hassfurt's Transformation: The Mall

The Socialistic Transformation of Hildburghausen

The Post-Socialistic Transformation of Hildburghausen (I)

The Post-Socialistic Transformation of Hildburghausen (II)

Summary and Conclusion

Notes

Glossary

Index of Case Histories

References

Index

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