Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flanerie. The Flaneur is the first book to develop the debate beyond Baudelaire and Benjamin, and to push it in unexpected and exciting directions.
"Captivating..."The Flaneur offers the reader fascinating insights into the dynamics of modernity. What the "bricoleur was to the cultural theory of an earlier generation, "The Flaneur will be to the cultural theory of the '90's."
-Constance Classen, "Harvard University
""The Flaneur is a major contribution to our historical understanding of urban and cultural sociology as well as conducting what has been, and continues to be, a fascinating way of seeing, experiencing and imagining modernity."
-Jim McGuigan, "University of Coventry
|List of figures|
|Notes on contributors|
|The flaneur on and off the streets of Paris||p. 22|
|The flaneur: from spectator to representation||p. 43|
|Fancy footwork: Walter Benjamin's notes on flanerie||p. 61|
|The flaneur in social theory||p. 81|
|The artist and the flaneur: Rodin, Rilke and Gwen John in Paris||p. 111|
|Desert spectacular||p. 138|
|Digesting the modern diet: Gastro-porn, fast food and panic eating||p. 158|
|The hopeless game of flanerie||p. 181|
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Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1