Animal Cities
Beastly Urban Histories


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Animal Cities
Beastly Urban Histories

by Peter Atkins (Author)



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.

Finally, there is discussion of the problem of the public companion animal and its role in changing attitudes to public space, illustrated with a chapter on dog-walking in Victorian and Edwardian London. "Animal Cities" makes a significant contribution to animal studies and it will be 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 270
Weight (grammes) 751.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156

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
The 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