Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 14 April 2024

flâneur [French flâner ‘to stroll’] 

A Dictionary of Media and Communication

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

1. For the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–67), an idle stroller who is in their element as one of the crowd; a dashing young gentleman whose wealth and education allows him to explore the new urban arcades of 19th-century Paris. A passionate observer who is at the centre of his world and yet remains inconspicuous.... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.