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    Women and crime in the street literature of early modern England

    Clark, Sandra (2003) Women and crime in the street literature of early modern England. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-0212-7.

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    Abstract

    The book explores how real-life women's crimes were handled in the news media of an age before the invention of the newspaper, in ballads, pamphlets, and plays. It discusses those features of contemporary society that particularly influenced early modern crime reporting, such as attitudes to news, the law and women's rights, and ideas about the responsibility of the community for keeping order. It considers the problems of writing about transgressive women for audiences whose ideal woman was chaste, silent, and obedient.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/547

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