David Kuchenbuch

David Kuchenbuch
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | JLU · Historisches Institut

PhD

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A Laboratory of Anarchy? The London Pioneer Health Centre and the Experimentalisation of the Social, 1935-1950 This article takes a micro-historical look at the «Peckham Experiment», conducted in South London between 1935 and 1950. In the «Pioneer Health Centre», workingclass families could freely organise recreational activities, their physical an...
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This article considers selective transfers of knowledge between Swedish and German architects and urban planners from the early 1930s to the mid-1940s. It contextualizes such transfers with regard to transnational practices of social engineering in this period. By analysing mutual observations by protagonists working in institutions such as the DAF...
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In the 1970s and 1980s, Western European and American concepts of the global changed profoundly. The article illustrates this by tracing discourses on global interdependency in this period. From the late 1960s onwards, ideas about the "limits of growth" prompted efforts by experts and supranational organisations to solve economic, environmental and...
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Performanz gehört zu den wichtigsten Instrumenten, um wissenschaftliche Reputation zu erlangen. Sie ist mehr als nur eine polierte Oberfläche: Durch den eigenen Auftritt setzt man sich vor aller Augen der Prüfung aus, ob man dazugehört oder nicht. Ohne Performanz kann man zwar wissenschaftliche Leistungen erbringen - bleibt aber von notwendigen Res...
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Zusammenfassung Vor rund hundert Jahren – im Ersten Weltkrieg – zum ersten Mal erprobt, ist die Sommerzeit heute umstrittener denn je: Wird der energiepolitische Nutzen der periodischen Zeitumstellung schon lange bezweifelt, mehren sich die Hinweise auf ihre medizinischen Nachteile. Dabei waren es gerade „biopolitische“ Argumente gewesen, mit denen...
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Ein Blick auf die eigenen, raumbezogenen, geschichtswissenschaftlichen Forschungsarbeiten des Autors dient zur Reflexion über die Frage, wie sich ‚hinter‘ den in den Quellen überlieferten Raumrepräsentationen die Wirklichkeit historischer Räume und Raumdeterminationen erkennen lässt.
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The chapter considers the debate on governance and regulation from the perspective of contemporary history. It probes the applicability of these concepts, as well as that of related concepts like governmentality, as intellectual devices in the historical study of “social engineering” in the twentieth century. In doing so, three case studies on soci...
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The article explores one of the most important tropes in twentieth-century urban planning discourses: the “human scale.” Drawing from printed and archival sources from Sweden and Germany, it demonstrates how, in the 1930s and 1940s, this metaphor provided urban planning experts—architects, social scientists, and housing reformers—with an important...
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The article explores the ‘Peckham Experiment’, a research project conducted in a London health and leisure club in the 1930s and 1940s. The ‘Pioneer Health Centre’ (PHC) at Peckham serves as a case study, tracing changes in the practices and knowledge of preventive medicine. In the ‘Peckham Experiment’, experts aimed at tapping the ‘natural’ potent...
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The paper explores the impact of mass-consumerism on German and Swedish debates on housing, infrastructure and urban planning in the 1950s and 1960s from a comparative and transnational perspective. Many planners in both countries had abandoned the traditional self-image of the architect-as-artist to adapt new, scientific techniques, often based on...
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Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts schien die soziale Ordnung zu zerfallen. Darauf reagierten Architekten in Schweden und Deutschland mittels »Social Engineering«: Bis in die 1960er Jahre hinein versuchten sie, die negativen Folgen der Modernisierung mit den wissenschaftlichen und technischen Verfahren zu überwinden, die diese selbst bereitstellte. Sie...