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The Book as Waste: Henry Mayhew and the Fall of Paper Recycling

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that two phenomena that usually get explained in terms of the rise of electronic media in the late twentieth century—the dematerialization of the text and the disembodiment of ... More


How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Leah Price

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? Why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss ... More


Glimpsing Urban Savages

Sadiah Qureshi

in Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226700960
eISBN:
9780226700984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700984.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the relevance of the streets in creating a market for human displays. In doing so, it examines how Londoners became the makers and users of urban spectatorship across social and ... More


Introduction

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book shows that philanthropy became a favoured trope within literary realism because of its unique utility as a site for the working out of epistemological and aesthetic problems. Henry Mayhew's ... More


In Division and Denial

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter reviews the connections between social suffering and the origins of social science. A particular focus is brought to developments in Britain and America. It explores the intellectual, ... More


In darkest England

John Marriott

in The Other Empire: Metropolis, India and Progress in the Colonial Imagination

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060182
eISBN:
9781781700341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060182.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter puts forward the idea of racial theory. The pioneering Henry Mayhew borrowed freely from contemporary racial theory, and putative logic was undermined by the plurality of empirical ... More


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