By Peter 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 confirmed quarter of research and this booklet provides a couple of worthy case stories that illustrate the various views that could be followed. Having an ’urban background’ flavour, the e-book follows a fourfold time table. First, the hole chapters examine operating and efficient animals that lived and died in nineteenth-century towns corresponding to London, Edinburgh and Paris. The argument here's that their presence yields insights into evolving understandings of the class ’urban’ and what made an outstanding urban. moment, there's a attention of nineteenth-century animal spectacles, which stimulated modern interpretations of the city adventure. 3rd, the subject of contested animal areas within the urban is explored extra in regards 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 reviews and is of curiosity to historic geographers, city, cultural, social and monetary historians and historians of coverage and planning.

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