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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


People

Victoria Kelley

in Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706.00011
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter investigates the costermongers and street sellers who sold in London’s street markets, analysing their experiences and the mechanisms by which they made living in buying and selling. The ... 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


‘The Property of 1851’: The Great Exhibition and the Business of Hospitality

Ushashi Dasgupta

in Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198859116
eISBN:
9780191891670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859116.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter, which discusses Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Henry Mayhew, George Augustus Sala, and the writers for Punch magazine, explains that the Great Exhibition of 1851 led to a sudden demand for ... 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


Handel to Tempah

Panikos Panayi

in Migrant City: A New History of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300210972
eISBN:
9780300252149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210972.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores how migrants have contributed to the evolution of music in London. Despite episodes of xenophobia in the London musical scene, xenophilia became stronger, partly driven by the ... More


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