Bisher 123,99 €**
121,99 €
versandkostenfrei*

inkl. MwSt.
**Früherer Preis
Versandfertig in 3-5 Tagen
Bequeme Ratenzahlung möglich!
ab 5,95 € monatlich
61 °P sammeln

    Gebundenes Buch

With high mortality rates, it has been assumed that the poor in Victorian and Edwardian Britain did not mourn their dead. Contesting this approach, Julie-Marie Strange studies the expression of grief among the working class, demonstrating that poverty increased - rather than deadened - it. She illustrates the mourning practices of the working classes through chapters addressing care of the corpse, the funeral, the cemetery, commemoration, and high infant mortality rates. The book draws on a broad range of sources to analyse the feelings and behaviours of the labouring poor, using not only…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
With high mortality rates, it has been assumed that the poor in Victorian and Edwardian Britain did not mourn their dead. Contesting this approach, Julie-Marie Strange studies the expression of grief among the working class, demonstrating that poverty increased - rather than deadened - it. She illustrates the mourning practices of the working classes through chapters addressing care of the corpse, the funeral, the cemetery, commemoration, and high infant mortality rates. The book draws on a broad range of sources to analyse the feelings and behaviours of the labouring poor, using not only personal testimony but also fiction, journalism, and official reports. It concludes that poor people did not only use spoken or written words to express their grief, but also complex symbols, actions and, significantly, silence. This book will be an invaluable contribution to an important and neglected area of social and cultural history.
  • Produktdetails
  • Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories Vol.6
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 306
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Januar 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 157mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 630g
  • ISBN-13: 9780521838573
  • ISBN-10: 0521838576
  • Artikelnr.: 14701975
Autorenporträt
Julie-Marie Strange is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Manchester.
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: revisiting the Victorian and Edwardian celebration of death; 2. Life, sickness and death; 3. Caring for the corpse; 4. The funeral; 5. Only a pauper whom nobody owns: reassessing the pauper burial; 6. Remembering the dead: the cemetery as a landscape for grief; 7. Loss, memory and the management of feeling; 8. Grieving for dead children; 9. Epilogue: death, grief and the Great War; Bibliography; Index.
Rezensionen
Review of the hardback: '... this book has a lot to say in delineating working-class attitudes and behaviour and makes a sizeable contribution to our understanding of the subject.' Contemporary Review