Nights Out Life in Cosmopolitan London
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London’s Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its fin-de-siècle buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Indulgences for the privileged and the upwardly mobile edged a dangerous, transgressive space imagined to be "outside" the nation.Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London's urban transformation, Judith Walkowitz shows how the area's foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the…
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Battle of the Empire|
|The "Vision of Salome"|
|The Italian Restaurant|
|Schleppers and Shoppers|
|A Jewish Night Out|
|The Shady Nightclub|