City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London
By (author) Sharon Marcus
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Apartment Stories by Sharon Marcus
Book DescriptionIn urban studies, the nineteenth century is the "age of great cities." In feminist studies, it is the era of the separate domestic sphere. But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, Apartment Stories provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic. Turning to an element of the cityscape that is thoroughly familiar yet frequently overlooked, Sharon Marcus argues that the apartment house embodied the intersections of city and home, public and private, and masculine and feminine spheres. Moving deftly from novels to architectural treatises, legal debates, and popular urban observation, Marcus compares the representation of the apartment house in Paris and London. Along the way, she excavates the urban ghost tales that encoded Londoners' ambivalence about city dwellings; contends that Haussmannization enclosed Paris in a new regime of privacy; and locates a female counterpart to the flaneur and the omniscient realist narrator--the portiere who supervised the apartment building.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520217263
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sharon Marcus
Sharon Marcus is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.
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