Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flanerie. The Flaneur is the first book to develop the debate beyond Baudelaire and Benjamin, and to push it in unexpected and exciting directions.
Notes on Contributors 1. Introduction 2. The Flaneur On and Off the Streets of Paris 3. The Flaneur: From Spectator to Representation 4. Fancy Footwork: Walter Benjamin's Notes on Flanerie 5. The Flaneur in Social Theory 6. Rene and John in Paris: The Studio and the Street in the 1900s 7. Desert Spectacular 8. Digesting the Modern Diet: Gastro-Porn, Fast Food and Panic Eating 9. The Hopeless Game of Flanerie