Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories by Peter Atkins,Peter J, Professor Atkins

By Peter Atkins,Peter J, Professor Atkins

Animal towns builds upon a up to date 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 few useful case reports that illustrate a few of the views which may be followed. Having an ‘urban historical past’ flavour, the e-book follows a fourfold time table. First, the outlet chapters examine operating and efficient animals that lived and died in nineteenth-century towns reminiscent of London, Edinburgh and Paris. The argument here's that their presence yields insights into evolving understandings of the class ‘urban’ and what made an outstanding urban. moment, there's a attention of nineteenth-century animal spectacles, which prompted modern interpretations of the city event. 3rd, the topic of contested animal areas within the urban is explored additional with reference to yard chickens in suburban Australia. ultimately, there's dialogue of the matter of the general public spouse animal and its function in altering attitudes to public house, illustrated with a bankruptcy on dog-walking in Victorian and Edwardian London. Animal towns makes an important contribution to animal reports and is of curiosity to old geographers, city, cultural, social and fiscal historians and historians of coverage and planning.

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