The cultural life of port towns has largely remained a hidden history. Ports, as liminal urban spaces where communities lived and worked, have been foreshadowed by conventional historiography that analyses these for their global trade and imperial networks. However, the waterfront was the intersection of maritime and urban space and the port town was often a unique site of cultural exchange that both reinforced and challenged local, national and imperial boundaries.
|Title of host publication||Port Towns and Urban Cultures|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700-2000|
|Editors||Brad Beaven, Karl Bell, Robert James|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 5 May 2016|