The public culture of the Victorian middle class : ritual and authority and the English industrial city, 1840-1914

Simon Gunn

The public culture of the Victorian middle class looks at the creation of a distinctive 'high' culture in the industrial cities of Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester in the mid-nineteenth century and its incipient decline from the 1880s. The history of urban bourgeois culture has been relatively unexplored and under-theorised compared to popular culture. This volume therefore represents a significant contribution both to the study of middle-class cultural forms and to an understanding of the relationship between culture and power. In particular, it argues for the importance of ritualised modes of social behaviour in understanding the construction of authority in the nineteenth-century city. As well as many original arguments, the book provides a clear and useful overview of the public cultures of Victorian 'respectability'. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the areas of social history, cultural history, urban history, cultural studies, urban studies and the sociology of culture.

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  • Acknowledgements 1. The industrial city, the middle class and bourgeois culture 2. Building the city 3. The social uses of public space 4. Clubland: the private in the public 5. Spiritual culture 6. Music and the constitution of high culture 7. The rites of civic culture Epilogue: the decline of provincial bourgeois culture

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書名 The public culture of the Victorian middle class : ritual and authority and the English industrial city, 1840-1914
著作者等 Gunn, Simon
書名別名 The public culture of the Victorian middle class : ritual and authority in the English industrial city, 1840-1914
出版元 Manchester University Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 x, 207 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780719075469
NCID BA86712337
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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