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The 'perpetual Fair'

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Anne Wohlcke is Associate Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona



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Each summer, a 'perpetual fair' plagued eighteenth-century London, a city in transition overrun by a burgeoning population. City officials attempted to control disorderly urban amusement according to their own gendered understandings of order and morality. Frequently derided as locations of dangerous femininity disrupting masculine commerce, fairs withstood regulation attempts. They were important in the lives of ordinary Londoners as sites of women's work, sociability, and local and national identity formation.

Rarely studied as vital to London's modernisation, urban fairs were 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, this study 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. Entertainments, such as theatre, waxwork displays, and 'monsters' are examined as cultural representations that disseminated ideas about 'Britishness' and empire to a diverse audience. Such entertainment is often overlooked in works focused on elite culture or exhibits in the later era of World's Fairs. This book demonstrates a thriving world of exhibition in the eighteenth century, which is a vital component to understanding later expositions.

Fascinating examples drawn from literary and visual culture make this an engaging study for scholars and students of late Stuart and early Georgian Britain, urban and gender history, World's Fairs and cultural studies.



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This study places official discourse regarding urban amusement into the context of broader cultural understandings -- .

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Introduction: making a mannered metropolis and taming the 'perpetual fair' 1. 'London's Mart': the crowds and culture of eighteenth-century London 2. 'Heroick informers' and London spies: religion, politeness and reforming impulses in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century London 3. Regulation and resistance: wayward apprentices and other 'evil disposed persons' at London's fairs 4. 'Dirty Molly' and 'the greasier Kate': The feminine threat to urban order 5. Locating the fair sex at work 6. Clocks, monsters, and drolls: gender, race, nation, and the amusements of London fairs Conclusion Bibliography Index

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Titre: The 'perpetual Fair'
Sous-titre: Gender, Disorder and Urban Amusement in Eighteenth-Century London
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Code EAN: 9780719090912
ISBN: 0719090911
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 258
Poids: 478g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T18mm
Année: 2014

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