Flesh and Stone The Body and the City in Western Civilization

ISBN-10: 0393313913

ISBN-13: 9780393313918

Edition: 1996

Authors: Richard Sennett
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Description: Flesh and Stone is a history of the city told through people's bodily experience - how men and women moved, what they saw and heard, what they smelled, how they ate and dressed, when they bathed, and how they made love.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.30" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

�mile Durkheim(18581917) founded the French school of sociology. His most famous works include The Division of Labor in Societyand The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Robin Busss most recent translations for Penguin include Dumass The Black Tulip. Richard Sennettis the Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT and a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Body and City
The Passive Body
The Plan of the Book
A Personal Note
Nakedness: The Citizen's Body in Perikles' Athens
The Citizen's Body
The Citizen's Voice
The Cloak of Darkness: The Protections of Ritual in Athens
The Powers of Cold Bodies
The Suffering Body
The Obsessive Image: Place and Time in Hadrian's Rome
Look and Believe
Look and Obey
The Impossible Obsession
Time in the Body: Early Christians in Rome
The Alien Body of Christ
Christian Places
Nietzsche's Hawks and Lambs
Community: The Paris of Jehan de Chelles
"Stadt Luft macht frei"
The Compassionate Body
The Christian Community
"Each Man Is a Devil to Himself": The Paris of Humbert de Romans
Economic Space
Economic Time
The Death of Icarus
Fear of Touching: The Jewish Ghetto in Renaissance Venice
Venice as a Magnet
The Walls of the Ghetto
A Shield But Not a Sword
The Miraculous Lightness of Freedom
Moving Bodies: Harvey's Revolution
Circulation and Respiration
The Mobile Individual
The Crowd Moves
The Body Set Free: Boullee's Paris
Freedom in Body and Space
Dead Space
Festival Bodies
Urban Individualism: E. M. Forster's London
The New Rome
Modern Arteries and Veins
Comfort
The Virtue of Displacement
Civic Bodies: Multi-Cultural New York
Difference and Indifference
Civic Bodies
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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