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Flâneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London /

by Elkin, Lauren.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017Edition: First American edition.Description: 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780374156046; 0374156042; .Subject(s): Elkin, Lauren -- Travel | Women authors -- Homes and haunts | Women artists -- Homes and haunts | City and town life | Flaneurs -- History
Contents:
Flâneuse-ing -- Long Island: New York -- Paris: cafés where they -- London: Bloomsbury -- Paris: children of the revolution -- Venice: obedience -- Tokyo: inside -- Paris: protest -- Paris: neighbourhood -- Everywhere: the view from the ground -- New York: return -- Epilogue: Flâneuserie
Summary: The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of Elkin. She takes us on a cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis List(s) this item appears in: Gender - Women
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"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, Great Britain."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-298)

Flâneuse-ing -- Long Island: New York -- Paris: cafés where they -- London: Bloomsbury -- Paris: children of the revolution -- Venice: obedience -- Tokyo: inside -- Paris: protest -- Paris: neighbourhood -- Everywhere: the view from the ground -- New York: return -- Epilogue: Flâneuserie

The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of Elkin. She takes us on a cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis

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