Monstrous fellowship : "pagan, Turk, and Jew" in English popular culture, 1780-1845 / Toni Wein

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PR468.S75 W45 2018


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Wein, Toni, 1952- author.
Publication Info.
Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, 2018.


First edition.
x, 334 pages ; 23 cm.
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Writing and culture in the long nineteenth century ; 6
Writing and culture in the long nineteenth century
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book brings together a range of texts and events: nineteenth-century novels and plays, riots on the streets and stages of London, popular games, artwork, criminal profiles and political economy. Tying these topics together is the spectacle created around 'Pagan, Turk and Jew', a phrase appearing as early as 1548, and one that came to denominate fictional stand-ins for Irish Catholics, Muslims and Jews during the long nineteenth century. Beginning with the Gordon riots of 1780, these 'Others' were objectified as exotic bodies and used oppositionally against one another, both in policy and legislation and in cultural representations. Surveying literary works by Maria Edgeworth and Charles Dickens, as well as the work of lesser known figures such as Richard Cumberland, John Thomas Smith and Patrick Colquhoun, the author probes the links between those contests in both real and virtual spaces in order to study the role played by racial marking and ethnic stereotyping in the solidification of a post-riot British social body. Unlike other studies of minority experience and culture that concern a single population, this book casts a wider net, believing racist and religious bias to be a reactionary dynamic, prey to a host of struggles occurring simultaneously that ricochet off one another in the contestatory culture of the Romantic era" -- Provided by publisher.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature.
English drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Theater -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain.
Popular culture -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Prejudices -- England -- History -- 19th century.
English drama. (OCoLC)fst00910737
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
Prejudices. (OCoLC)fst01075260
Stereotypes (Social psychology) (OCoLC)fst01431521
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature. (OCoLC)fst01431525
Theater. (OCoLC)fst01149217
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title
"Pagan, Turk, and Jew" in English popular culture, 1780-1845
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