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The Flaneur - Professor Keith Tester

Paperback Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780415089135
Number Of Pages: 224

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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
Introductionp. 1
The flaneur on and off the streets of Parisp. 22
The flaneur: from spectator to representationp. 43
Fancy footwork: Walter Benjamin's notes on flaneriep. 61
The flaneur in social theoryp. 81
The artist and the flaneur: Rodin, Rilke and Gwen John in Parisp. 111
Desert spectacularp. 138
Digesting the modern diet: Gastro-porn, fast food and panic eatingp. 158
The hopeless game of flaneriep. 181
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780415089135
ISBN-10: 0415089131
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1