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E I G H T Gendered Urban Spaces in Irmgard Keun's Das kunstseidene Mädchen Katharina von Ankum And yesterday I was with a man who came on to me and took me for something that I am not—that I am not, even now. But there are whores standing around every- where in the evening—so many around the Alex, so many, along the Kurfursten- damm and Joachimsthaler Strasse and at the Friedrichstrasse Station and every- where. And they don't always look at all the part, they walk in such a hesitant way. It's not always the face that makes a whore—I am looking into my

S E V E N Femininity, the Primitive, and Modern Urban Space: Josephine Baker in Berlin Nancy Menno "The Ladies with the Lip have arrived!" proclaimed an article in the Berlin daily Tempo in April of 1931, announcing the newest sensational Vôlkerschau (ethno- graphic exhibition) at the Berlin Zoological Gardens.1 The accompanying photo showed several African women who, with the lower half of their faces covered by scarves and with heads slighdy bent, resembled camera-shy film stars as they hur- ried through a crowd of curious onlookers. They looked

closest to Rio’s (and Latin America’s) largest favela, Rocinha, often hosted international doctors and residents looking for medical war training without having to go to a country currently at war. Public hospitals in Brazil were not known for their quality, but this one was different. To prove her point, Maria 4. Fears of Racial Contact Crime, Violence, and the Struggle over Urban Space 96 / Fears of Racial Contact continued: “So when my doctor friend received the call that all mothers fear: ‘Your teenage son has been hit by a stray bullet,’ that’s where

Colonial Exclusion in Havana
Coming to Terms with Los Angeles
Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal City
Hip-Hop, Punk, and Urban Autonomy in Mexico
Building an Urban Farm Revival
Californians Coloring outside Ethnic Lines, 1925-1955
Youth, Street, and Nation in the New Urban Guatemala