By Peter Atkins,Peter J, Professor Atkins

ISBN-10: 1138247030

ISBN-13: 9781138247031

ISBN-10: 1409446557

ISBN-13: 9781409446552

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 validated zone of research and this ebook offers a few necessary case experiences that illustrate a few of the views which may be followed. Having an ‘urban historical past’ flavour, the ebook follows a fourfold time table. First, the hole chapters examine operating and effective 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 a superb urban. moment, there's a attention of nineteenth-century animal spectacles, which stimulated modern interpretations of the city event. 3rd, the subject 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 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 experiences and is of curiosity to old geographers, city, cultural, social and financial historians and historians of coverage and planning.

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