Textual debaucheries and the flâneur: prostitution as critique of bourgeois discourse in Walter Benjamin's the arcades project

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Winter 2004
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McCabe argues that Benjamin demonstrates his deep ambivalence about bourgeois discourse in The Arcades Project. She suggests the feminist issues at the heart of the text, most particularly though a discussion of modernity and prostitution. She also discusses Paris in the nineteenth century, commenting on its character and the commercial activities housed within it.

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