Repressed spaces : the poetics of agoraphobia

Carter, Paul 2002, Repressed spaces : the poetics of agoraphobia, Reaktion Books, London, England.

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Title Repressed spaces : the poetics of agoraphobia
Author(s) Carter, Paul
Publication date 2002
Total pages 253 p.
Publisher Reaktion Books
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) Agoraphobia History
Agoraphobia in literature
Agoraphobia Social aspects
Space (Architecture) Psychological aspects
Summary In this intriguing and witty survey, Paul Carter tours the cultural history of agoraphobia. By analyzing the way people have negotiated open spaces from Greek and Roman times to the present day, he finds that "space fear" ultimately results from the inhibition of movement, and shows how this discovery can provide lessons for today’s urban planners and architects. Along the way, he asks why Freud repressed his agoraphobia, and examines the work of various theorists including Le Corbusier, Benjamin, and R.D. Laing, as well as artists such as Munch, Lapique, and Giacometti.
ISBN 1861891288
Language eng
Field of Research 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2002, Reaktion Books
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