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Crime, Broadsides and Social Change, 1800-1850

Crime, Broadsides and Social Change, 1800-1850 (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

By Bates, Kate

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This book explores the form, function and meaning of crime and execution broadsides printed in nineteenth-century Britain. By presenting a detailed discourse analysis of 650 broadsides printed across Britain between the years 1800-1850, this book provides a unique and alternative... interpretation as to their narratives of crime. This criminological interpretation is based upon the social theories of Emile Durkheim, who recognised the higher utility of crime and punishment as being one of social integration and the preservation of moral boundaries. The central aim of this book is to show that broadsides relating to crime and punishment served as a form of moral communication for the masses and that they are examples of how the working class once attempted to bolster a sense of stability and community, during the transitional years of the early nineteenth century, by effectively representing both a consolidation and celebration of their core values and beliefs.
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ISBN 9781137597885
Released NZ 19 Feb 2020
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2020
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781137597885
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Released 19 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2020
Edition 1st ed. 2020th
Author(s) By Bates, Kate
Category British & Irish History
Crime & Criminology
Penology & Punishment
Legal History
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 070.449364094109034
Weight 467g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Crime and the press - History - 19th century - Great Britain, Great Britain - Social conditions - 19th century
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly