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Published: 04 January 2016

256 Pages | 8 black and white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784992873

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The 'Perpetual Fair'

Gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London

Anne Wohlcke

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Rarely studied as vital to London>'s modernisation, urban fairs were a microcosm of London>'s transforming society, demonstrating how metropolitan changes were popularly contested
  • Contributes to our understanding of popular culture and modernisation in Britain during the formative years of its global empire
  • Drawing on legal records, popular literature, visual representations and newspapers, this study places official discourse regarding urban amusement into the context of broader cultural understandings of gender and social hierarchies, commerce, public morality and the urban environment