Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories by Peter Atkins,Peter J, Professor Atkins

By Peter Atkins,Peter J, Professor Atkins

Animal towns builds upon a contemporary surge of curiosity approximately animals within the city context. contemplating animals in city settings is now a firmly validated zone of analysis and this e-book provides a couple of necessary case reviews that illustrate a few of the views which may be followed. Having an ‘urban historical past’ flavour, the e-book follows a fourfold time table. First, the outlet chapters examine operating and efficient animals that lived and died in nineteenth-century towns corresponding to London, Edinburgh and Paris. The argument here's that their presence yields insights into evolving understandings of the class ‘urban’ and what made a superb urban. moment, there's a attention of nineteenth-century animal spectacles, which stimulated modern interpretations of the city adventure. 3rd, the subject of contested animal areas within the urban is explored additional with reference to yard chickens in suburban Australia. eventually, there's dialogue of the matter of the general public spouse animal and its function in altering attitudes to public house, illustrated with a bankruptcy on dog-walking in Victorian and Edwardian London. Animal towns makes an important contribution to animal stories and is of curiosity to old geographers, city, cultural, social and financial historians and historians of coverage and planning.

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