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The Victorian studies reader / edited by Kelly Boyd and Rohan McWilliam.

Contributor(s): Boyd, Kelly | McWilliam, Rohan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge readers in history.Publisher: London : Routledge, c2007Description: xv, 439 p. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780415355780 (hardback); 0415355788 (hardback); 9780415355797 (pbk.); 0415355796 (pbk.).Subject(s): Readers -- History | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th centuryDDC classification: Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Rethinking the Victorians / Kelly Boyd Rohan McWilliam -- Periodisation -- Should we abandon the idea of the Victorian period? / Richard Price -- Economy -- Can culture explain economic decline? / Martin Wiener -- Gentlemanly capitalism / P.J. Cain A.G. Hopkins -- Consumerism and material culture -- Women and the department store / Erika Rappaport -- Clothing the middle-class male / Christopher Breward -- Society and class -- fall of class / Patrick Joyce -- Representing the Manchester Irish / Mary Poovey --
Space -- Public spaces in the Victorian city / Simon Gunn -- Politics high and low -- Liberalism and government / Jonathan Parry -- Radicalism, language and class / Gareth Stedman Jones -- Gender and radicalism / Anna Clark -- Morality -- In defence of the Victorians / Gertrude Himmelfarb -- Intellectual history -- Character and the Victorian mind / Stefan Collini -- Religion -- Religion, doctrine and public policy / Boyd Hilton -- How religious was Victorian Britain? / Callum Brown -- Science -- Evolution before Darwin / Adrian Desmond -- Domesticating evolution / James A. Secord -- Darwin's imagination / Gillian Beer -- Science and popular culture / Alison Winter --
Gender and the family -- Separate spheres / Leonore Davidoff Catherine Hall -- Men and domesticity / John Tosh -- Working-class family strategies / Ellen Ross -- Sexuality -- Working-class sexuality / Michael Mason -- meaning of the prostitute / Lynda Nead -- Jack the Ripper and the doctors / Judith Walkowitz -- Homosexuality and late Victorian anxiety / Elaine Showalter -- Sexuality and the pub / Peter Bailey -- Monarchy -- Restoring the popularity of the monarchy / John Plunkett -- Race, empire and national identity -- Bringing the empire back in / Catherine Hall -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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