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suburbia / unseeing
Nikki | 20 May

“If suburbanites are buffered from encounters with the strange and different by their cars and their single-family houses, this is

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Flaneur – Freak Alley
Nikki | 12 May

Back in February 2015, my family and I took a road trip to Boise, Idaho.  (It was just somewhere we’d

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the principle of flânerie in Proust
Nikki | 1 May

“The principle of flânerie in Proust: ‘Then, quite apart from all those literary preoccupations, and without definite attachment to anything,

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third spaces / culture containment
Nikki | 30 April

In an interview with Jonathan Rutherford, Homi Bhaba (1990) advanced three notions that are relevant to the present discussion, and

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idleness
Nikki | 28 April

“The idleness of the flâneur is a demonstration against the division of labor.” – Benjamin, W., Eiland, H., & McLaughlin, K.

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the intoxicated flâneur
Nikki | 28 April

“The peculiar irresolution of the flâneur. Just as waiting seems to be the proper state of the impassive thinker, doubt

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dialectic of flânerie
Nikki | 28 April

“Dialectic of flânerie: on one side, the man who feels himself viewed by all and sundry as a true suspect

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man/woman
Nikki | 28 April

I follow Dr Lauren Elkin on Instagram and she posted a pic of this Tweet by Tracey Thorn about her

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possession / belonging
Nikki | 28 April

“But I was put of by Hemingway’s habit of approaching the city and it’s inhabitants with a sense of mastery.

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the suburbs are bad for women
Nikki | 28 April

I did not grow up in the suburbs. I grew up in “the country” – rural Pennsylvania. As badly as

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of bathrooms and “third spaces”
Nikki | 27 April

The other day, I was listening to the Slate Culture Gabfest: : The “Slimeball” Edition. (You can go to the

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women who walk
Nikki | 17 April

“Once I began to look for the Flâneuse, I spotted her everywhere. I caught her standing on street corners in New

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