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Violence and crime in nineteenth-century England [electronic resource] : the shadow of our refinement /
J. Carter Wood.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
description
xii, 204 p.
ISBN
0415329051 (alk. paper)
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Book
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
isbn
0415329051 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8096082
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-194) and index.
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'This book is the product of an impressive and energetic intelligence.' Law and History Review
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This book illuminates the origins and development of violence as a social issue by examining a critical period in the evolution of attitudes towards violence. It explores the meaning of violence through an accessible mixture of detailed empirical research and a broad survey of cutting-edge historical theory.The author discusses topics such as street fighting, policing, sports, community discipline and domestic violence and shows how the nineteenth century established enduring patterns in views of violence. Violence and Crime in Nineteenth-Century England will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers of modern British history, social and cultural history and criminology.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Combining a vivid analysis of criminal records and public debate with theories from cultural studies, anthropology and social geography, this book contributes to current debates in history, criminology and violence studies.
Main Description
This book illuminates the origins and development of violence as a social issue by examining a critical period in the evolution of attitudes towards violence. It explores the meaning of violence through an accessible mixture of detailed empirical research and a broad survey of cutting-edge historical theory. The author discusses topics such as street fighting, policing, sports, community discipline and domestic violence and shows how the nineteenth century established enduring patterns in views of violence. Violence and Crime in Nineteenth-Century Englandwill be essential reading for advanced students and researchers of modern British history, social and cultural history and criminology.
Long Description
This book illuminates the origins and development of violence as a social issue and its place in modern life. Combining a vivid analysis of criminal records and public debate with theories from cultural studies, anthropology and social geography, it significantly contributes to current debates in history, criminology and violence studies.
Table of Contents
'Speakable' Violence: Mentality and Violence, Narrative and Counternarrative
A Useful Savagery: Violence, Civilization and Middle-Class Identity
'Vigorous Passions and Decided Actions': Custom and the Cultural Contexts of Violence
'The Brave Old English Custom' : Dispute, Recreation and Ritual Violence among Working-Class Men
'The Wrongdoing of the Poor Man Is as Open as Day' : Built Space, Imagined Space, Knowledge and Violence
'Heave Half a Brick at a Stranger' : Strategies of Violence
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