The World of the Paris Café: Sociability among the French Working Class, 1789-1914 / Edition 801

The World of the Paris Café: Sociability among the French Working Class, 1789-1914 / Edition 801

by W. Scott Haine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801860709

ISBN-13: 9780801860706

Pub. Date: 09/29/2008

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In The World of the Paris Café, W. Scott Haine investigates what the working-class café reveals about the formation of urban life in nineteenth-century France. Café society was not the product of a small elite of intellectuals and artists, he argues, but was instead the creation of a diverse and changing working population. Making

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In The World of the Paris Café, W. Scott Haine investigates what the working-class café reveals about the formation of urban life in nineteenth-century France. Café society was not the product of a small elite of intellectuals and artists, he argues, but was instead the creation of a diverse and changing working population. Making unprecedented use of primary sources—from marriage contracts to police and bankruptcy records—Haine investigates the café in relation to work, family life, leisure, gender roles, and political activity. This rich and provocative study offers a bold reinterpretation of the social history of the working men and women of Paris.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801860706
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2008
Series:
The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, #114
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
1Regulation and Constraint1
2Privacy in Public33
3Work and the Cafe: Strategies of Sociability59
4The Social Construction of the Drinking Experience88
5Publicans: From Shopkeepers to Social Entrepreneurs118
6The Etiquette of Cafe Sociability: Intimate Anonymity150
7Women and Gender Politics: Beyond Prudery and Prostitution179
8Behavioral Politics207
Conclusion234
Appendix: Historiography and Methodology241
Bibliographic Essay251
Notes255
Index319

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