The city, year zero: memory and the spatial unconscious
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3167/jrs.2007.07.02.01
Cassal Lecture in French: University of London. Study of the troubled relation to cities in modern history seen as metaphor of psychical hostility to civilization a la Freud. Rereads Rousseau's 'primitivism' not as longing for it, but as a critique of its myth of goodness.