Cheap street : London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c.1850-1939 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Cheap street : London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c.1850-1939

Author: Victoria Kelley
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cheap street is a lively and scholarly account of London's street markets, which were an overlooked site of urban modernity and the most vigorous outgrowth of the informal economy that flourished below and beyond the recognised institutions of the consumer city. Kelley brings together design and material culture history, urban studies and social and cultural history to analyse the street markets' distinct  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Kelley
ISBN: 9780719099229 0719099226
OCLC Number: 1090687947
Description: xiii, 205 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is a street market? --
Things --
Streets --
People --
Street markets, informality and the performance of London --
Conclusion
Responsibility: Victoria Kelley.

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From around 1850, London's street markets grew in number and scale, giving working-class Londoners a site for shopping, entertainment and sociability. Cheap Street is the first major study of this  Read more...

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'Throughout, Kelley evokes the vibrancy and spectacle of the street markets. The chapter on 'Streets' is a highlight, due no doubt to her expertise in the history of design and material culture. Read more...

 
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