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Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories by Peter Atkins

By Peter 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 zone of research and this publication provides a few beneficial case reviews that illustrate a number of the views which may be followed. Having an ’urban background’ flavour, the publication follows a fourfold schedule. First, the hole chapters examine operating and efficient animals that lived and died in nineteenth-century towns equivalent to London, Edinburgh and Paris. The argument this is that their presence yields insights into evolving understandings of the class ’urban’ and what made an excellent urban. moment, there's a attention of nineteenth-century animal spectacles, which inspired modern interpretations of the city event. 3rd, the subject 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 better half animal and its position 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 experiences and is of curiosity to historic geographers, city, cultural, social and fiscal historians and historians of coverage and planning.

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