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The Flaneur [Paperback]

Keith Tester


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6 Oct 1994
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.


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"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

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Since Baudelaire and especially since Walter Benjamin's meditations on nineteenth-century Paris, social and literary analysis has fixed upon the flaneur as an emblematic representative of modernity and personification of contemporary urbanity. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting view yet I was looking for more 16 Jun 2001
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This book was very interesting yet I did not appreciate this particular view on life and the psycological inhibitiveness of sexual intercourse. i still enjoyed this novel but you hae to be OVER 18!!
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