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The Resource The magical imagination : magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)

The magical imagination : magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)

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The magical imagination : magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914
Title
The magical imagination
Title remainder
magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914
Statement of responsibility
Karl Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This innovative history of popular magical mentalities in nineteenth-century England explores the dynamic ways in which the magical imagination helped people to adjust to urban life. Previous studies of modern popular magical practices and supernatural beliefs have largely neglected the urban experience. Karl Bell, however, shows that the magical imagination was a key cultural resource which granted an empowering sense of plebeian agency in the nineteenth-century urban environment. Rather than portraying magical beliefs and practices as a mere enclave of anachronistic 'tradition' and the fantastical as simply an escapist refuge from the real, he reveals magic's adaptive and transformative qualities and the ways in which it helped ordinary people navigate, adapt to and resist aspects of modern urbanization. Drawing on perspectives from cultural anthropology, sociology, folklore and urban studies, this is a major contribution to our understanding of modern popular magic and the lived experience of modernization and urbanization.--
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Karl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • City and town life
Label
The magical imagination : magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511740107
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the magical imagination -- 1. Constructing the magical imagination -- 2. Transformation of the magical imagination -- 3. Magic, modernity, and the middle classes -- 4. Urban orientation: the gendering of magical mentalities -- 5. Urban communal formation and protest -- 6. Magical memory mapping -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511740107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511740107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793510847
Label
The magical imagination : magic and modernity in urban England, 1780-1914, Karl Bell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511740107
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the magical imagination -- 1. Constructing the magical imagination -- 2. Transformation of the magical imagination -- 3. Magic, modernity, and the middle classes -- 4. Urban orientation: the gendering of magical mentalities -- 5. Urban communal formation and protest -- 6. Magical memory mapping -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511740107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511740107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793510847

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