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The Feel of the City
Experiences of Urban Transformation
By (author): Nicolas Kenny
Nicolas Kenny

Imprint:

University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

9781442669062

Product Form:

Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB
English

Audience:

Higher Education
Jun 09, 2014
$35.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

9in x 6 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

320 pages

Illustrations:

24 b&w illustrations
University of Toronto Press
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
  • Short Description

The Feel of the City exposes the sensory experiences of city-dwellers in Montreal and Brussels at the turn of the century and the ways in which these shaped the social and cultural significance of urban space.

At the start of the twentieth century, the modern metropolis was a riot of sensation. City dwellers lived in an environment filled with smoky factories, crowded homes, and lively thoroughfares. Sights, sounds, and smells flooded their senses, while changing conceptions of health and decorum forced many to rethink their most banal gestures, from the way they negotiated speeding traffic to the use they made of public washrooms.

The Feel of the City exposes the sensory experiences of city-dwellers in Montreal and Brussels at the turn of the century and the ways in which these shaped the social and cultural significance of urban space. Using the experiences of municipal officials, urban planners, hygienists, workers, writers, artists, and ordinary citizens, Nicolas Kenny explores the implications of the senses for our understanding of modernity.

Nicolas Kenny is an associate professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University.

“Nicolas Kenny’s fascinating study brings together urban history and the history of the senses in an intriguing new synthesis. The Feel of the City is essential reading for anyone interested in the experience of metropolitan living in the era of high modernity.” - Simon Gunn, Professor of Urban History, University of Leicester

‘Kenny treats readers to an unusual but fascinating and valuable perspective on industrialization and urbanization… Highly recommended.’

- J. Rogers, Choice Magazine, vol 52:02:2015

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