This book brings together a vibrant interdisciplinary mix of scholars – from anthropology, architecture, art history, film studies, fine art, history, literature, linguistics and urban studies – to explore the role of emotions in the making and remaking of the city. By asking how urban boundaries are produced through and with emotion; how emotional communities form and define themselves through urban space; and how the emotional imaginings of urban spaces impact on histories, identities and communities, the volume advances our understanding of 'urban emotions' into discussions of materiality, power and embodiment across time and space.
Table of Contents
1. Urban Emotions and the Making of the City
Katie Barclay and Jade Riddle
2. Converting the Cityscape: Emotions, Religion and Civic Ritual in the Renaissance City for the Tenshō Embassy
3. Space, Light and Allegiance in the Piazza di Spagna in the Seventeenth Century
4. "That One Parish of St. Giles Hath Done Us All This Mischief": Locating Fearful Places During Seventeenth-Century London Plague Times
5. Tuning In: Emotion, Sound and the Urban Landscape of Radio Broadcasting in Postwar Brussels
6. Good Fences: Affective Sociability, Neighbourly Relations and Australian Municipalism
Andrew J. May
7. Mapping Migration in Melbourne’s Emotional Cityscapes, 1960s–1980s
8. Recognising Emotions within Urban Development
9. Wanti nintu’ai kapakapa? (Where Do You Push Me To?): Emotional Responses to the Re-Emerging Kaurna Linguistic Landscape in the City of Adelaide
10. This Smile Is Not for You
11. Theme Park Lover: Longing and Flight Through Tourist Space in Jia Zhangke’s The World
12. From Bank to Gallery to the Sofa of Dreams: Accessing Autonomy-Supportive Transformation in Urban Sites Through Performance Art
Katie Barclay is the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions and Associate Professor of History at the University of Adelaide.
Jade Riddle works on heritage policy at a national level for the Commonwealth of Australia.