(Vient de paraître) Emotional Cities (Joseph Ben Prestel)

Source : OUP

Joseph Ben Prestel, Emotional Cities. Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910, OUP, 2017

Présentation de l’éditeur:

Emotional Cities offers an innovative account of the history of cities in the second half of the nineteenth century. Analyzing debates about emotions and urban change, it questions the assumed dissimilarity of the history of European and Middle Eastern cities during this period. The author shows that between 1860 and 1910, contemporaries in both Berlin and Cairo began to negotiate the transformation of the urban realm in terms of emotions. Looking at the ways in which a variety of urban dwellers, from psychologists to bar maids, framed recent changes in terms of their effect on love, honor, or disgust, the book reveals striking parallels between the histories of the two cities. By combining urban history and the history of emotions, Prestel proposes a new perspective on the emergence of different, yet comparable cities at the end of the nineteenth century.

Sommaire :

1: What is Love? Morality and “French Stimulation” in Berlin
2: Who is Rational? Feelings between Hearts and Hymens in Cairo
3: Streets of Excitement: Emotions on Friedrichstraße
4: Neighborhood of Passion: Losing Rationality in Azbakiyya
5: Precarious Calm: Berlin’s Emotional Reform
6: Haunted Happiness: Cairo’s Suburbs and Sports
Conclusion: Towards a Global History of Urban Change in the Nineteenth Century

Citer ce billet
Damien Boquet (2018, 2 mars). (Vient de paraître) Emotional Cities (Joseph Ben Prestel). Les émotions au Moyen Âge, carnet d'EMMA. Consulté le 17 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o7t8