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Author Taunton, Matthew.

Title Fictions of the city : class, culture and mass housing in London and Paris / Matthew Taunton
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 204 pages)
Series Language, discourse, society
Language, discourse, society.
Contents Haussman's Paris and the immeuble -- The London suburbs -- The Parisian Banlieue -- Council housing in London
Summary "Many studies of fictions of city life take the flneur as the characteristic metropolitan type and streets and plazas as definitive urban spaces. Looking at novels and films set in London and Paris from L'Assommoir to Nil By Mouth, this book shows that mass housing is equally central to images of the modern city"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Low-income housing -- England -- London -- History.
Low-income housing -- France -- Paris -- History.
Social conflict -- England -- London -- History.
Social conflict -- France -- Paris -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230244912 (electronic bk.)
9780230244917 (electronic bk.)