Isolarion

Isolarion

A Different Oxford Journey

eBook - 2007
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Isolarion takes its title from a type of fifteenth-century map that isolates an area in order to present it in detail, and thats just what James Attlee does here for Cowley Road in Oxford. The former site of a leper hospital, a workhouse, and a medieval well said to have miraculous healing powers, Cowley Road has little to do with the dreaming spires of the tourists or students Oxford. From a sojourn in a sensory-deprivation tank to a furtive visit to an unmarked pornography emporium, the sharp-eyed Attlee investigates every aspect of the Cowley Roads appealingly eclectic culture, where ha.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781281959065
1281959065
9780226030951
0226030954
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 278 pages)

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