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Rudeness & civility : manners in nineteenth-century urban America

Author: John F Kasson
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Examines nineteenth century etiquette books to determine what manners were like during the period, and looks at their conection with class, ideology, and behavior.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Kasson
ISBN: 0374522995 9780374522995
OCLC Number: 38954161
Notes: Originally published in 1990 by Hill and Wang.
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations
Contents: Manners before the nineteenth century --
Etiquette books and the spread of gentility --
Reading the city : the semiotics of everyday life --
Venturing forth : bodily management in public --
Emotional control --
Table manners and the control of appetites --
The disciplining of spectatorship.
Other Titles: Rudeness and civility
Responsibility: John F. Kasson.

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Examines nineteenth century etiquette books to determine what manners were like during the period, and looks at their conection with class, ideology, and behavior.

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