By M. Thompson
This selection of essays explores the phenomenon of antiurbanism: the antipathy, worry, and hatred of town. Antiurbanism has been a pervasive counter-discourse to modernity and urbanization specially because the starting of industrialism and the dawning of contemporary lifestyles. lots of the consciousness on modernity has been excited about urbanization and its results. yet because the essays gathered right here reveal, antiurbanism is an both vital truth because it could be obvious as taking part in a vital function in cultural id, within the formation of the self in the context of modernity, in addition to within the root of many different types of conservative politics and cultural movements.
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S. manufacturing, the English economy shifted back to its commercial roots and was extended along the geographical trade routes opened up by British imperialism. As a further consequence of these changes, political and economic elites turned to the countryside as a source of cultural stability and economic opportunity only to discover that outmigration had severely diminished the able-bodied population and that the agricultural economy had atrophied. 27 42 Robert A. Beauregard Rural nostalgia brought together gendered notions of domesticity, nationalistic yearnings for the quintessential English landscape, and a longing for a way of life that was less tainted by work and commerce and centered more on cultural pursuits.
11. See Richard Sennett, The Fall of Public Man (New York: Knopf, 1974) as well as Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000). 12. Georg Simmel, “The Metropolis and Mental Life” and Tony Hiss, The Experience of Place (New York: Random House, 1990). 13. Erving Goffman, Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience (Boston: Northwestern University Press, 1974), 22. 14. Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984); David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990); Tracy Strong and M.
For classic examples, see Morton and Lucia Wright, The Intellectual versus the City (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962) and Raymond Williams, The Country and the City (New York: Oxford University Press, 1973). For extension of the analysis of Williams, see G. MacLean, D. Landry, and J. , The Country and the City Revisited (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999). 3. David Harvey, Consciousness and the Urban Experience (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985), 251. For a discussion of Harvey’s work in the above context, see Ira Katznelson, Marxism and the City (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993), 116–140.
Fleeing the City: Studies in the Culture and Politics of Antiurbanism by M. Thompson