Spaces of Modernity: London's Geographies, 1680-1780

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Guilford Press, 11.07.1998 - 340 Seiten
This text provides a reinterpretation of London during a period of dramatic change, and presents ways of understanding the coming modernity through the transformation of urban landscapes. The book starts an exploration of the major theoretical approaches to modernity. This is followed by studies of a number of sites within London that demonstrate the coming of modernity. The history and organization of Magdalen Hospital, the paving and lighting of Westminster, Vauxhall's pleasure gardens, and other are presented and given novel reinterpretation. This book should be of interest to those interested in the history of London or England, as well as those with an interest in cultural studies or 18th-century history.
 

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Spaces of Modernity
1
Debating Modernity
2
Retaining Modernity?
6
Reworking Modernity
12
Contextual Histories of Modernity
13
Difference Power and Modernity
14
Geographies of Modernity
17
EighteenthCentury Modernity
22
Class and Gender in the Streets
110
Dirt and Disorder
111
Conclusions
114
The Pleasure Garden
116
A Tour of Vauxhall Gardens in the 1750s
119
Commodification Commercialisation and Luxury
122
Dreaming of Sex and Money at the Ridotto al Fresco
128
Locating the Macaroni
133

Locating Modernity
28
The Magdalen Hospital
39
The Problem of Prostitution
45
Prostitution and Population
46
Prostitution and the City
49
The Histories of Some of the Patients
53
Lost Selves
54
Remaking Selves
58
Order SelfReflection and Solitude
60
A Simple Regular and Laborious Life
61
Reflection Prayer and the Space of Solitude
66
Conclusions
73
The Street
75
Theorising the Public Sphere
77
The Imagined Geographies of Political Philosophy
79
Bernard Mandeville
84
David Hume
87
Paving Westmister
91
Representing the Pedestrian
104
Presenting the City
106
Imperial Vauxhall
142
Gazing upon Madam Hartley
148
Vision in Vauxhall
150
Conclusions
155
Excise Geographies
158
Charles Davenants Political Arithmetic
163
Shaping the Excise 16831689
170
Interpreting The Excise Man
185
The Excise in EighteenthCentury London
194
Conclusions
199
The Universal Register Office
201
The Universal Register Office
211
The Vigorous Circulation of the Civil Power
219
Tricks Villainy and Chicanery
223
Conclusions
228
Maps of Modernity
231
Notes
239
Bibliography
305
Index
334
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Über den Autor (1998)

Miles Ogborn, PhD, is Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK

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