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Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910

Joseph Ben Prestel

Abstract

Between 1860 and 1910, Berlin and Cairo went through a period of dynamic transformation. During this period, a growing number of contemporaries in both places made corresponding arguments about how urban change affected city dwellers’ emotions. In newspaper articles, scientific treatises, and pamphlets, shifting practices, such as nighttime leisure, were depicted as affecting feelings like love and disgust. Looking at the ways in which different urban dwellers, from psychologists to revelers, framed recent changes in terms of emotions, this book reveals the striking parallels between the histo ... More

Keywords: Cairo, Berlin, history, urban history, history of emotions, nineteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198797562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797562.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Ben Prestel, author
Assistant Professor of History, Freie Universität Berlin

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