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Nights Out Life in Cosmopolitan London

ISBN-10: 0300151942

ISBN-13: 9780300151947

Edition: 2012

Authors: Judith Walkowitz

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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 first half of the twentieth century. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a rich patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cosmopolitan Soho
Battle of the Empire
The "Vision of Salome"
The Italian Restaurant
Schleppers and Shoppers
A Jewish Night Out
The Shady Nightclub
Windmill Theatre
Epilogue
Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index