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The Resource Home economics : domestic fraud in Victorian England, Rebecca Stern

Home economics : domestic fraud in Victorian England, Rebecca Stern

Label
Home economics : domestic fraud in Victorian England
Title
Home economics
Title remainder
domestic fraud in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Stern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Rebecca Stern establishes fraud as a basic component of the Victorian popular imagination, key to its intimate, as well as corporate, systems of exchange. Working with diverse primary material, including literature, legal cases, newspaper columns, illustrations, ballads, and pamphlets, Stern argues that the climate of fraud permeated Victorian popular ideologies about social transactions. Beyond providing a history of cases and categories of domestic deceit, Home Economics illustrates the diverse means by which Victorian culture engaged with, refuted, celebrated, represented, and consumed swindling in familial and other household relationships."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stern, Rebecca
Dewey number
820.9/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.F72
LC item number
S74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fraud in literature
  • English literature
  • Popular literature
  • Home economics in literature
  • Swindlers and swindling in literature
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Fraud in popular culture
  • Fraud
Label
Home economics : domestic fraud in Victorian England, Rebecca Stern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) 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
Introduction. Fraud at home : the private life of capitalism -- Genre trouble : the Tichborne claimant, popular narrative, and the dangerous pleasures of domestic fraud -- Brinks jobs : servants, thresholds, and portable property -- Dangerous provisions: Victorian food fraud -- Speculating on marriage : fraud, narrative, and the business of Victorian wedlock -- Conclusion. Child rearing, time bargains, and the modern life of fraud
Control code
173182393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780814210901
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007035891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173182393
Label
Home economics : domestic fraud in Victorian England, Rebecca Stern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) 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
Introduction. Fraud at home : the private life of capitalism -- Genre trouble : the Tichborne claimant, popular narrative, and the dangerous pleasures of domestic fraud -- Brinks jobs : servants, thresholds, and portable property -- Dangerous provisions: Victorian food fraud -- Speculating on marriage : fraud, narrative, and the business of Victorian wedlock -- Conclusion. Child rearing, time bargains, and the modern life of fraud
Control code
173182393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780814210901
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007035891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173182393

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