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Early Modern Cultural Studies

Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, 1550–1650

Authors: Bailey, A., Hentschell, R.

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Leading authors in the field of early modern studies explore a range of bad behaviours - like binge drinking, dicing, and procuring prostitutes at barbershops - in order to challenge the notion that early modern London was a corrupt city that ruined innocent young men.

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AMANDA BAILEY is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. 
 
ROZE HENTSCHELL is Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University, USA. 

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" Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, 1550-1650 offers a new account of the pleasures and dangers of early modern London. Instead of focusing on moralist diatribe, the essays collected here consider the mostly masculine culture of drinking, gaming, play-going, rioting, violence, and sex that shaped the urban subject in the century during which London s population and its geography expanded exponentially. By focusing on the social spaces in which vice took place - from the central aisle of St. Paul s to barbers shops and bawdy houses, these essays draw on the work of cultural geographers as well as social historians to revise rigid patriarchal narratives and help us rethink early modern masculinity. A well-chosen collection useful for both teaching and research." - Karen Newman, Professor of English, New York University


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gendered Geographies of Vice

    Bailey, Amundu (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Manly Drunkenness: Binge Drinking as Disciplined Play

    Bloom, Gina

    Pages 21-44

  • University of Vice: Drink, Gentility, and Masculinity in Oxford, Cambridge, and London

    Ellinghausen, Laurie

    Pages 45-65

  • The Social Stakes of Gambling in Early Modern London

    Zucker, Adam

    Pages 67-86

  • Carnal Geographies: Mocking and Mapping the Religious Body

    Bly, Mary

    Pages 89-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, 1550–1650
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Amanda Bailey and Roze Hentschell
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10614-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230106147
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62366-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38499-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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