Pathologies of Modern Space: Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self (Hardback)
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Pathologies of Modern Space: Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 15/02/2007
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Pathologies of Modern Space traces the rise of agoraphobia and ties its astonishing growth to the emergence of urban modernity. In contrast to traditional medical conceptions of the disorder, Kathryn Milun shows that this anxiety is closely related to the emergence of "empty urban space": homogenous space, such as malls and parking lots, stripped of memory and tactile features. Pathologies of Modern Space is a compelling cultural analysis of the history of medical treatments for agoraphobia and what they can tell us about the normative expectations for the public self in the modern city.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415952736
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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