1st Edition

Urban Emotions and the Making of the City
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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ISBN 9780367754600
April 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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

Jessica O’Leary

3. Space, Light and Allegiance in the Piazza di Spagna in the Seventeenth Century

Lisa Beaven

4. "That One Parish of St. Giles Hath Done Us All This Mischief": Locating Fearful Places During Seventeenth-Century London Plague Times

Jade Riddle

5. Tuning In: Emotion, Sound, and the Urban Landscape of Radio Broadcasting in Postwar Brussels

Nicolas Kenny

6. Good Fences: Affective Sociability, Neighbourly Relations and Australian Municipalism

Andrew J. May

7. Mapping Migration in Melbourne’s Emotional Cityscapes, 1960s to 1980s

Kate Darian-Smith

8. The Emotional Values of Urban Heritage: The Glasgow Experience

Rebecca Madgin

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

Rob Amery

10. This Smile Is Not for You

Derek Pardue

11. Theme Park Lover: Longing and Flight Through Tourist Space in Jia Zhangke’s The World

Thomas Moran

12. From Bank to Gallery to the Sofa of Dreams: Accessing Autonomy-Supportive Transformation in Urban Sites Through Performance Art

Cecilia White

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Katie Barclay is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions and Associate Professor in History at the University of Adelaide.

Jade Riddle works in the heritage sector at the national level for the Commonwealth of Australia.