How Cultural? How Material? Rereading the Slums of Early Victorian London

Jason Finch

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaLukuTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

In approaching the spatial zone which in 1800-50 began to be known as the 'London slums'--home to the very poorest and increasingly shocking to more prosperous outsiders--literary scholars face a choice between cultural and material approaches. This chapter argues for a form of literary archaeology as a way of bridging the gap between the two, drawing on methodologies originating in historical geography and industrial-age archaeology to reread texts and places thus offering a roadmap of the 'London slum' in the earliest era in which the concept (which would afterwards be used to grasp new urbanities in many other contexts) existed.

AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
OtsikkoImagining Spaces and Places
ToimittajatSaija Isomaa, Pirjo Lyytikäinen, Kirsi Saarikangas, Renja Suominen-Kokkonen
KustantajaCambridge Scholars Publishing
Sivut85–105
ISBN (painettu)9781443849562
TilaJulkaistu - 2013
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan osa tai toinen tutkimuskirja

Keywords

  • Housing
  • London in literature
  • St Giles (London neighbourhood)

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