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Imagined Londons
     

Imagined Londons

by Pamela K. Gilbert
 

ISBN-10: 0791455025

ISBN-13: 9780791455029

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores the various representations and imaginations of London in literature and popular culture, from Victorian times to the present day.

Imagined Londons explores the diverse ways that Britain’s “global city” has been imagined and represented in literature, history, the arts, and popular culture, from the mid–nineteenth century to

Overview

Explores the various representations and imaginations of London in literature and popular culture, from Victorian times to the present day.

Imagined Londons explores the diverse ways that Britain’s “global city” has been imagined and represented in literature, history, the arts, and popular culture, from the mid–nineteenth century to the present day. American and British contributors examine a variety of topics, ranging from poetry to architecture, from dance music to gay pornography, from “tube” maps to the role of Bangladeshi communities in shaping contemporary London politics. Broadly interdisciplinary and deeply attentive to London’s historical diversity, the book is unified by its attention to a single question: How have the many imaginations and representations of London shaped—and been shaped by—history and culture? The answers provided within this volume offer the chance to view London in surprising new ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791455029
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction. IMAGINING LONDONS
Pamela K. Gilbert

1. THE VICTORIAN SOCIAL BODY AND URBAN CARTOGRAPHY
Pamela K. Gilbert

2. OTHER LONDONERS: RACE AND CLASS IN PLAYS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON LIFE
Heidi J. Holder

3. "MEN IN PETTICOATS": BORDER CROSSINGS IN THE QUEER CASE OF MR. BOULTON AND MR. PARK
Morris B. Kaplan

4. ROMANCING THE CITY: ARTHUR SYMONS AND THE SPATIAL POLITICS OF AESTHETICS IN 1890s LONDON
Michelle Sipe

5. THE METROPOLE AS ANTIPODES: AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN LONDON AND CONSTRUCTING NATIONAL IDENTITY
Angela Woollacott

6. MODERNIST SPACE AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF UNDERGROUND LONDON
David L. Pike

7. LONDON AND THE TOURIST IMAGINATION
David Gilbert and Fiona Henderson

8. BREAD AND (ROCK) CIRCUSES: SITES OF SONIC CONFLICT IN LONDON
Alexei Monroe

9. THE POLITICAL CONSTRUCTION OF DIASPORIC COMMUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL CITY
John Eade, Isabelle Fremeaux, and David Garbin

10. LONELY LONDONER: V. S. NAIPAUL AND "THE GOD OF THE CITY"
Gautam Premnath

11. UNDOING LONDON OR, URBAN HAUNTS: THE FRACTURING OF REPRESENTATION IN THE 1990s
Julian Wolfreys

12. LONDON 2000: THE MILLENNIAL IMAGINATION IN A CITY OF MONUMENTS
Michael Levenson

List of Contributors

Index

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