Language, Discourse, Society

Fictions of the City

Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris

Authors: Taunton, Matthew

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Many studies of fictions of city life take the flâneur as the characteristic metropolitan type and streets and plazas as definitive urban spaces. Looking at novels and films set in London and Paris from  L'Assommoir  to Nil By Mouth , this book shows that mass housing is equally central to images of the modern city.

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MATTHEW TAUNTON has taught at University College London, Birkbeck College, Goldsmiths College, Central St Martins and the Open University, UK. His research interests lie in British and French literature from the nineteenth century to the present, urban studies, media history and film. His journalism appears in the New Statesman and the Times Literary Supplement.

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'...seamlessly combining contemporary debates in urban planning...this book challenges the traditional conformity associated with the prevailing views on mass housing.' - The Times Literary Supplement

'...[an] original and interesting book...this book makes an interesting contribution by combining urban studies with literature and cinema' - International Journal of Housing Policy


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fictions of the City
Book Subtitle
Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Matthew Taunton
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24491-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230244917
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57976-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36826-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 204
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