Slumming and the 19th century geographical imagination

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dc.contributor O'Dair, Sharon
dc.contributor Morgan, Stacy I.
dc.contributor Wittman, Emily Ondine
dc.contributor.advisor Whiting, Frederick Toweill, James Matthew 2017-02-28T22:26:32Z 2017-02-28T22:26:32Z 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000275
dc.identifier.other Toweill_alatus_0004M_10353
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The act of slumming helped define and partition the 19th century US city. Intimately connected with slumming was its representation in prose works. By writing about slumming, or going slumming themselves, 19th century US writers contributed to the development of a geographical imagination, or a knowledge of territories based on how they were used or experienced by different social classes. In most cases, this geographical imagination reinforced the physical and ideological partitions that already existed between various classes and ethnic groups. Works by popular writers like Osgood Bradbury, and canonical novelists like William Dean Howells, Stephen Crane and Frank Norris, reinforced middle-class and bourgeois conceptions of urban social space. The degrees to which existing social space was maintained, and the processes by which it was maintained, depended on the particular geographical features of the cities themselves and available representational strategies.
dc.format.extent 87 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Literature, American
dc.subject.other Geography
dc.title Slumming and the 19th century geographical imagination
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of English English The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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