Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2016

192 Pages | 40 b/w Illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089640

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Novelty fair

British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Jo Briggs

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Engages with the visual culture of nineteenth-century Britain in a broader way than usual, juxtaposing photography, fashion, broadside ballads, popular prints and caricature
  • Makes a genuine contribution to studies of both Chartism and the Great Exhibition by placing these significant events in dialogue
  • Makes links between consumption and revolution, seeing both as grounds for class conflict, revising the received idea of the mid-nineteenth century, and especially the Great Exhibition, as a moment of bourgeois consolidation
  • Uses new sources drawn from popular culture, such as broadside ballads, to find a new perspective on Victorian culture

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