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Author Wohlcke, Anne, author.

Title The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London / Anne Wohlcke.

Publication Info. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Series Gender in history
Gender in history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index.
Contents Introduction: Making a mannered metroplis and taming the 'perpetual fair' -- 'London's Mart': The crowds and culture of eighteenth-century London fairs -- 'Heroick Informers' and London spies: Religion, politeness, and reforming impulses in late seventeenth-and early eighteenth -century London -- Regulation and resistance: Wayward apprentices and other 'evil disposed persons' at London's fairs -- 'Dirty Molly' and 'The Greasier Kate': The feminine threat to urban order -- Locating the fair sex at work -- Clocks, monsters, and drolls: Gender, race, nation, and the amusements of London fairs.
Summary Rarely studied as vital to London's modernisation, urban fairs are a microcosm of London's transforming society demonstrating how metropolitan changes were popularly contested. This study 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, it 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.
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Subject Bartholomew Fair -- History.
Bartholomew Fair.
Sex role -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Amusements -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Fairs -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Popular culture -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online). MaRLi UPSO 2015 Collection.
Added Title Gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London
Other Form: Print version: 0719090911 9780719090912 (DLC) 2014497049
ISBN 9781781706442 (electronic bk.)
1781706441 (electronic bk.)
9781526103567 (electronic bk.)
1526103567 (electronic bk.)
0719090911 (hardback)
9780719090912 (hardback)