The Public Culture of the Victorian Middle Class: Ritual and Authority in the English Industrial City 1840-1914

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Tracing the creation of a distinctive high culture in the industrial cities of Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, this study argues for the importance of ritualized modes of social behaviour in understanding the construction of authority in the 19th-century city.

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.,."a first-rate book that draws on the scholarship of several disciplines and puts the English story in a European context."-- "Choice".,."Gunn makes an important contribution to Victorian studies."--Harold Perkin, "Victorian Studies" ..."a first-rate book that draws on the scholarship of several disciplines and puts the English story in a European context."-- "Choice"..."Gunn makes an important contribution to Victorian studies."--Harold Perkin, "Victorian Studies"

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Simon Gunn is Principal Lecturer in History in the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University.

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ISBN 10:  0719075467 ISBN 13:  9780719075469
Publisher: Manchester University Press, 2000
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