Class in late-Victorian Britain

the narrative concern with social hierarchy and its representation
  • 175 Pages
  • 1.82 MB
  • English
Cambria Press , Youngstown, NY
StatementKevin Swafford.
LC ClassificationsPR
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 175 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22758244M
ISBN 139781934043493

"London Clubland is an elegantly written, carefully researched, and clearly presented analysis of the world of the late Victorian gentlemen's club.

Original in both conception and execution, the study illustrates just how profitable the turn toward masculinity studies has been to the field of British social and cultural history in recent years.2/5(1).

United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Late Victorian Britain: From the s a mounting sense of the limits of the liberal, regulative state became apparent. One reflection of this awareness was the increasing perception of national decline, relative to the increasing strength of other European countries and the United States.

This awareness was reinforced by British military failures in. Class in Late-Victorian Britain: The Narrative Concern with Social Hierarchy and its Representation.

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Class in late-Victorian Britain book, NY: Cambria Press, xv + pp. $ Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press, xv + pp. $ This work is the first to study the gentlemen's clubs that were an important feature of the Late Victorian landscape, and the first to discover the secret history of clubmen and their world, placing them at centre stage, detailing how clubland dramatically shaped 19th and early 20th-century ideas about gender, power, class, and the city.

Start your review of London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in late-Victorian Britain Write a review K.J. Charles added it/5. Amy Milne-Smith's book on gentlemen's clubs in late Victorian London is a useful addition to the literature on British elites.

The governing class in Britain was not a narrowly aristocratic caste but a broader coalition of the well-educated and propertied, and it was in institutions like these clubs that aristocrats, leading professionals, and businessmen forged a Author: Ben Griffin.

English literature - English literature - Late Victorian literature: “The modern spirit,” Matthew Arnold observed in“is now awake.” In Charles Darwin had published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

Historians, philosophers, and scientists were all beginning to apply the idea of evolution to new areas of study of the human experience. Patrick N. Allitt is Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University, where he has taught since The holder of a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Allitt-an Oxford University graduate-has also taught American religious history at Harvard Divinity School, where he was a Henry Luce Postdoctoral Fellow.

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London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late-Victorian Britain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, [Review by Joe Pilling.] Oldfield, Sybil. Jeanie, an "Army of One": Mrs Nassau Senior,The First Woman in Whitehall. Brighton and Portland: Sussex University Press, [Review by Jacqueline Banerjee].

Description. This book enacts a literary-historical analysis of some of the major issue concerning the representation and contingencies of class in popular and lesser known late-Victorian works.

The book is groundbreaking in its close and historically rooted analysis of the paradigmatic ways of thinking about class and narrative at the close of.

A tale of Two Prime Ministers. This era could be subtitled 'The Gladstone and Disraeli Show' for the two politicians who dominated it.

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The two men, Gladstone and Disraeli, could not have been more dissimilar. Gladstone was liberal, humanitarian, and devout. Queen Victoria found him stuffy. Disraeli. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Performance anxiety and class: Anthony Trollope's The claverings --Cultural paternalism in the East End of London: Walter Besant's All sorts and conditions of men --Socialist paternalism: Margaret Harkness' Out of work --Translating the slums: the coding of class in.

Read "Late Victorian Britain " by J.F.C. Harrison available from Rakuten Kobo. Drawing heavily on the recollections and literature of the people themselves, Harrison places late Victorian Britain fir Brand: Taylor And Francis. The Age of Decadence: Britain to By Simon Heffer. Random House Books; pages; £ IN the late Victorian and early Edwardian period of.

The third book in the series, Son of the Circus: A Victorian Story, tells the story of Ted, the mixed-race son of Pablo Fanque (the first recorded black circus owner in Britain) and his introduction to life with the circus.

This is a gripping adventure that examines attitudes to race in the Victorian period. Also featured on. Book Description. First published in This book records the emergence of a lower middle class in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

Victorian society had always contained a marginal middle class of shopkeepers and small businessmen, but in the closing decades of the nineteenth century the growth of white-collar salaried occupations created a new and distinctive force in.

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[Amy Milne-Smith] -- "In this first academic history of the famed gentlemen's clubs of London, Amy Milne-Smith reveals these institutions at the height of their power and influence at the turn of the twentieth century.

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June until her death on 22 January The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.

In terms of moral sensibilities and political reforms, this period Followed by: Edwardian era. Get this book in print. Harrison places late Victorian Britain firmly in its social and political context.

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1 Ally’s journeys and their chronicling by his daughter Tootsie serve as kind of travel literature for the working-class and lower-middle-class readership of the paper. The Public Culture of the Victorian Middle Class.

Ritual and Authority in the English Industrial City, by Simon Gunn, (Manchester University Press, ) Class edited by Patrick Joyce. New Perspectives on the Late Victorian Economy: Essays in Quantitative Economic History, Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians.

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See more ideas about Victorian, Art gallery, Art history pins. 1 Pelling, Henry, ‘The working class and the welfare state’ in Popular politics and society in late Victorian Britain ().

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The Working Class Members of the working class are not very visible in most Victorian fiction or in popular conceptions of Victorian life, but ironically, three out of four people did manual labor. Class is touched on throughout the book but comes to the fore in the final chapter — Seven — which deals chiefly with the Hyde Park riot of 8 February Between a rally in Trafalgar Square and a riot in Hyde Park men from the East End mobilised by the Social Democratic Federation, because of hunger and unemployment, marched down Pall.

London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late Victorian Britain, by Amy Milne-Smith. New York, Palgrave Macmillan,xi, pp.

US $ (cloth). Not many years past, the Reform Club turfed out Lady Renouf of Kensington because she had entertained David Irving to lunch too frequently.

I appreciated the authors detail to every detail of life, both for the poor and working class families as well as for the middle class and upper class. I also appreciated the authors anecdotes from her This book was everything I hoped Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners would be but failed to be/5.

The British census of found that million girls and women worked as domestic servants in Victorian England. They were usually recruited between the ages of 10 after they had been through some elementary schooling. Many employers hoped for the servants they hired to have at least some elementary literacy and numeracy.New Search Class in late-Victorian Britain the narrative concern Class in late-Victorian Britain the narrative concern with social hierarchy and its representation.

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