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The virtues of the vicious : Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, and the spectacle of the slum

Author: Keith Gandal
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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In this compelling work, Keith Gandal reveals how the slum in nineteenth-century America, long a topic for sober moral analysis, became in the 1890s an unprecedented source of spectacle, captured in novels, newspapers, documentary accounts, and photographs. Reflecting a change in the middle-class vision of the poor, the slum no longer drew attention simply as a problem of social conditions and vice but emerged as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stephen Crane; Jacob A Riis; Jacob A Riis; Jacob A Riis; Stephen Crane; Jacob August Riis; Jacob A Riis; Stephen Crane; Stephen Crane; Jacob A Riis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Gandal
ISBN: 0195110633 9780195110630
OCLC Number: 35650877
Description: viii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. The New Ethnography of the Slum. 1. Riis and Charity Writing. 2. Crane and Slum Fiction --
pt. II. Slum Spectacle. 3. The Touristic Ethic and Photography. 4. "In Search of Excitement": The Ethics of Entertainment --
pt. III. Slum Psychology. 5. Self-Esteem and the Tough. 6. Psychological Moralities of the Slum.
Responsibility: Keith Gandal.
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In this study, the author demonstrates how, in the last decade of the 19th century, the slum became a source of spectacle as never before - in newspapers, photographs and literature. With close  Read more...

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