Conclusions and discussion

Part of the Film und Bewegtbild in Kultur und Gesellschaft book series (BKG)


In 1926, one piece of Walter Benjamin’s essay ‘Naples’ appeared in the Frankfurter Zeitung. This essay is seen as an ‘experiment’ on ‘how images, gathered by a person walking the streets of a city, can be interpreted against the grain of idealist literary style’ (Buck-Morss, 1989: 27). As American philosopher Susan Buck-Morss (1989) has pointed out, the phenomena of buildings, human gestures and spatial arrangements are expressed concretely in the essay, and the city’s social formation becomes legible within Benjamin’s perceived experience.


Urban Space Human Character Place Attachment Narrative Structure Background Music 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Tourism ManagementSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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