JACK THE RIPPER MEDIA, CULTURE, HISTORY

Author: Warwick (Alexandra) & Willis (Martin) Ed. by:
Year: 2007
Publisher: Manchester Univ. Press
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780719074943
Price: 13.00
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Softcover. A collection of some of the best academic work on the most important and sensational murder case of the 19th century. Leading scholars in the fields of history, media and cultural studies debate the influence of the Whitechapel murders on race, gender, the press, fiction, film, and the City of London. This is the first collection of its kind to take the Whitechapel murders seriously as a vital ingredient in the creation of modern Britain, and the first collection of essays from diverse fields of scholarship to offer academic analysis of the representations and influence of the Whitechapel murders on both the 19th century and the contemporary world. The collection offers a range of readings of Jack the Ripper organised around the disciplinary topics of media, culture and history, and drawing on scholarly methods and interests appropriate to all three. In turn, the sections consider the Victorian press and contemporary fictional and filmic representations of Jack the Ripper; the influence of the Whitechapel murders on 19th century literature and science, as well as contemporary tourism; and the historical forces of female prostitution, racial anxiety and urban deprivation. Illus., Select Bibliog. and filmography + Index. 251pp. 8vo. softcover. F. with no creasing to covers.

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