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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 demonstrated quarter of research and this e-book offers a couple of worthwhile case stories that illustrate a number of the views that could be followed. Having an ‘urban historical past’ flavour, the booklet follows a fourfold time table. First, the outlet chapters examine operating and efficient animals that lived and died in nineteenth-century towns similar to London, Edinburgh and Paris. The argument this is that their presence yields insights into evolving understandings of the class ‘urban’ and what made a great urban. moment, there's a attention of nineteenth-century animal spectacles, which prompted modern interpretations of the city adventure. 3rd, the subject matter of contested animal areas within the urban is explored extra with reference to yard chickens in suburban Australia. eventually, there's dialogue of the matter of the general public spouse animal and its position in altering attitudes to public area, 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 ancient geographers, city, cultural, social and monetary historians and historians of coverage and planning.

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