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  1. Next class: • city and country: size and location of cities real and imagined experience class differentiated social sciences to ‘map’ reality gendered public spaces • homes: separate from work ideally private, but not necessarily the idea of décor • contact and contagion

  2. In study the past,when does space matter?

  3. Random admixture of bodies, classes, and substances streets: study of where and how people live sorts of dwellings (slums) movement between home and work Spectatorship: pleasure, commodities, knowledge, filth, transgression, redemption Movement tension between private and public Movement of human waste/movement of humans

  4. Social Cartography: Charles Booth’s Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903).

  5. Urban identities: asserted and subverted • “cottaging” Trafalgar Square The Fourth Plinth

  6. Edgbaston suburbs • ‘through’ terraced housing back to back

  7. Victorian parlour (reconstructed) matchbox-maker evicted, Bethnal Green

  8. “One in four people have paranoid thoughts while on the tube”- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Well, no doubt • ¼ commuters had bacteria from faeces on their hands • gets worse further north • men worse than women (except in London) • bus travellers worse than tube riders

  9. Public vehicles and hire1850s-1870s Led literally to the creation of the first municipal ambulance service 1. class contamination and corrupting influences (what to do?) 2. legibility and spectatorship on urban landscape

  10. London Fever Hospital Middle classes: horrified others are taking their sick/dead in cabs and Horrified they can’t find decent cabs for their own family members

  11. Conclusion Unease about levelling of established hierarchies Spectacle, mobility, and contamination Not all singing orphans: Actually killed people