1st Edition

Urban Emotions and the Making of the City Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited By Katie Barclay, Jade Riddle Copyright 2021
    274 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    274 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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–1980s

    Kate Darian-Smith

    8. Recognising Emotions within Urban Development

    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


    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.