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Animal Cities
Beastly Urban Histories

 

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Animal Cities
Beastly Urban Histories

Peter J. Atkins (Editor)

 

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ISBN: 9781409446552

 

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Considering animals in urban settings is a firmly established area of study. This book looks at working and productive animals that lived and died in nineteenth-century cities such as London, Edinburgh and Paris with argument their presence yields insights into evolving contemporary understandings of the category urban and what made a good city.



Animal Cities makes a significant contribution to animal studies and is of interest to historical geographers, urban, cultural, social and economic historians and historians of policy and planning.


 

ISBN 1409446557
ISBN13 9781409446552
Publisher Ashgate Publishing Limited
Format Hardback
Publication date 12/09/2012
Pages 294
Weight (grammes) 690
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156

Contents: Preface
Introduction, Peter Atkins
Animal wastes and nuisances in 19th-century London, Peter Atkins
The 'charmed circle', Peter Atkins
The urban blood and guts economy, Peter Atkins
This nefarious traffic: livestock and public health in mid-Victorian Edinburgh, Paul Laxton
Undesirable nature: animals, resources and urban nuisance in 19th-century Paris, Sabine Barles
Locating the transformation of sensibilities in 19th-century London, Takashi Ito
Fowls and the contested productive spaces of Australian suburbia, 1890-1990, Andrea Gaynor
Between the muzzle and the leash: dog-walking, discipline, and the modern city, Philip Howell
References
Index.