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Myth and Metropolis: Walter Benjamin and the City

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This is a lucid study of Walter Benjamin's lifelong fascination with the city and forms of metropolitan experience, highlighting the relevance of Benjamin's work to our contemporary understanding of modernity.

Synopsis:

Walter Benjamin is now widely recognized as one of the most original and perceptive thinkers of the twentieth century. This book is a study of Benjamin's lifelong fascination with the city and forms of metropolitan experience.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-221) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

1. Urban Images: From Ruins to Revolutions.

2. Urban Memories: Labyrinth and Childhood.

3. Dialectical Images: Paris and the Phantasmagoria of Modernity.

4. Urban Allegories: Paris, Baudelaire and the Experience of Modernity.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Biography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745620107
Author:
Gilloch, Graeme
Author:
Gilloch
Publisher:
Polity Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
Cities and towns in literature
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Benjamin, walter, 1892-1940
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
urban sociology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social Theory
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
229 x 152 x 15 mm 24 oz

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