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New Agenda – Fragments of the Modern City: Material Culture and the Rhythms of Everyday Life in Victorian London

2010 September 2

Lining the shelves of a Museum of London warehouse are thousands of boxes of the broken and fragmented belongings of Victorian Londoners. In JVC 15.2 Alastair Owens, Nigel Jeffries, Karen Wehner and Rupert Featherby consider how such evidence can contribute to our understanding of the social and cultural worlds of Victorian Londoners. Does it allow us to grasp the ‘actualities’ of life in the modern metropolis, obscured by a pervasive bourgeois gaze that saturates other historical sources?

This article is based on the AHRC-funded project ‘Living in Victorian London: Material Histories of Everyday Domestic Life in the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis’.

To read the full article, visit http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1355%2d5502&volume=15&issue=2&spage=212.

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