A book co-edited by Rhodes history professor Jeffrey Jackson recently was released by Ashgate Press. It is titled The Thinking Space: The Café as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy, and Vienna.
The book brings together essays from an international group of senior scholars in history, cultural studies, literary studies, and urban studies to understand how cafés have historically shaped the cities of which they are a part and how they have contributed to some of the world’s most provocative and influential ideas.
Jackson also wrote an essay in the collection focusing on jazz in Parisian cafés in the 1920s and 1930s, an article that grew out of his first book, Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris (2003).
For more information on The Thinking Space, visit here.