Fictions of the City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris (BOK)

Matthew Taunton

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Critical orthodoxy has tended to see the flaneur or urban wanderer as the characteristic type of urban modernity and consequently studies of representations of the city have tended to dwell on its streets, plazas and parks. Through original analyses of novels and films set in London and Paris - from the novels of Emile Zola and H.G. Wells to films such as La Haine and Nil By Mouth - Fictions of the City argues that mass housing is a more important category for an understanding of the culture and class structures of the modern city. Exploring the ways in which novelists and filmmakers engage with ideas from architecture and urban planning, this book focuses on four key developments that have shaped the two cities: Haussmann's renovations of Paris, the growth of the London suburbs, the emergence of the grand ensemble in the Parisian banlieue and the development of the London council estate.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Matthew Taunton
ISBN 9780230579767
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,3cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 409 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of ideas, Social & cultural history, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary essays, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Film: styles & genres, Film theory & criticism