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- DescriptionAt 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.
- Author BiographyNicolas Kenny is an associate professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University.
- Author(s)Nicolas Kenny
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication11/06/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Note24
- Weight480 g
- Width152 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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