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Repressed spaces : the poetics of agoraphobia

Repressed spaces : the poetics of agoraphobia

Author: Paul Carter
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Repressed Spaces Paul Carter tours the cultural history of agoraphobia, the fear of open space. There have been many attempts to explain and treat the condition: urban designers have linked it to bad city planning; psychoanalysts, calling it 'street panic', have blamed it on the Oedipus complex; psychiatrists have tied it to existential insecurity; feminists have rooted it in the violence of the male gaze;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Carter
ISBN: 9781861891280 1861891288
OCLC Number: 50214556
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Signposts --
Turning out --
Driving --
Alighting --
Responsibility: Paul Carter.
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In "Repressed Spaces", Paul Carter tours the cultural history of agoraphobia. Along the way the author provides important lessons for architects and urban planners.  Read more...


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... a valuable source of ideas, allowing the reader to begin to draw together the disparate threads of agoraphobic cultural theory. The potential for explorations into an environmental unconscious is Read more...

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