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The Resource Becoming criminal : transversal performance and cultural dissidence in early modern England, Bryan Reynolds

Becoming criminal : transversal performance and cultural dissidence in early modern England, Bryan Reynolds

Label
Becoming criminal : transversal performance and cultural dissidence in early modern England
Title
Becoming criminal
Title remainder
transversal performance and cultural dissidence in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Bryan Reynolds argues that early modern England experienced a sociocultural phenomenon, unprecedented in English history, which has been largely overlooked by historians and critics. Beginning in the 1520s, a distinct "criminal culture" of beggars, vagabonds, confidence tricksters, prostitutes and gypsies emerged and flourished. This community defined itself through its criminal conduct and dissident thought and was, in turn, officially defined by and against the dominant conceptions of English cultural normality." "Examining plays, popular pamphlets, laws, poems, and scholarly work from the period, Reynolds demonstrates that this criminal culture, though diverse, was united by its own ideology, language and aesthetic. Using his transversal theory, he shows how the enduring presence of this criminal culture markedly influenced the mainstream culture's aesthetic sensibilities, socioeconomic organization, and systems of belief. He maps the effects of the public theater's transformative force of transversality, such as through the criminality represented by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Dekker, on both Elizabethan and Jacobean society and the scholarship devoted to it."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, Bryan
Dewey number
820.9/35206927
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.C74
LC item number
R49 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Criminals in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Romanies in literature
  • Crime in literature
  • England
  • England
Label
Becoming criminal : transversal performance and cultural dissidence in early modern England, Bryan Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • State Power, Cultural Dissidence, Transversal Power
  • Becoming Gypsy, Criminal Culture, Becoming Transversal
  • Communal Departure, Criminal Language, Dissident Consolidation
  • Social Spatialization, Criminal Praxis, Transversal Movement
  • Antitheatrical Discourse, Transversal Theater, Criminal Intervention
Control code
46456230
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780801868085
Lccn
2001001332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Becoming criminal : transversal performance and cultural dissidence in early modern England, Bryan Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • State Power, Cultural Dissidence, Transversal Power
  • Becoming Gypsy, Criminal Culture, Becoming Transversal
  • Communal Departure, Criminal Language, Dissident Consolidation
  • Social Spatialization, Criminal Praxis, Transversal Movement
  • Antitheatrical Discourse, Transversal Theater, Criminal Intervention
Control code
46456230
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780801868085
Lccn
2001001332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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