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The Resource The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London, Anne Wohlcke

The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London, Anne Wohlcke

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The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London
Title
The perpetual fair
Title remainder
gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London
Statement of responsibility
Anne Wohlcke
Title variation
Gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rarely studied as vital to London's modernisation, urban fairs are a microcosm of London's transforming society demonstrating how metropolitan changes were popularly contested. This study contributes to our understanding of popular culture and modernisation in Britain during the formative years of its global empire. Drawing on legal records, popular literature, visual representations, and newspapers, it places official discourse regarding urban amusement into the context of broader cultural understandings of gender and social hierarchies, commerce, public morality, and the urban environment
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Wohlcke, Anne,
Dewey number
305.30941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online)
Series statement
Gender in history
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  • Bartholomew Fair
  • Sex role
  • Amusements
  • Fairs
  • Popular culture
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The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London, Anne Wohlcke
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Contents
Introduction: Making a mannered metroplis and taming the 'perpetual fair' -- 'London's Mart': The crowds and culture of eighteenth-century London fairs -- 'Heroick Informers' and London spies: Religion, politeness, and reforming impulses in late seventeenth-and early eighteenth -century London -- Regulation and resistance: Wayward apprentices and other 'evil disposed persons' at London's fairs -- 'Dirty Molly' and 'The Greasier Kate': The feminine threat to urban order -- Locating the fair sex at work -- Clocks, monsters, and drolls: Gender, race, nation, and the amusements of London fairs
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ocn911019136
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526103567
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911019136
Label
The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London, Anne Wohlcke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Contents
Introduction: Making a mannered metroplis and taming the 'perpetual fair' -- 'London's Mart': The crowds and culture of eighteenth-century London fairs -- 'Heroick Informers' and London spies: Religion, politeness, and reforming impulses in late seventeenth-and early eighteenth -century London -- Regulation and resistance: Wayward apprentices and other 'evil disposed persons' at London's fairs -- 'Dirty Molly' and 'The Greasier Kate': The feminine threat to urban order -- Locating the fair sex at work -- Clocks, monsters, and drolls: Gender, race, nation, and the amusements of London fairs
Control code
ocn911019136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526103567
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911019136

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