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London Clubland: A Cultural History of…

London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in late-Victorian…

by Amy Milne-Smith

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0230120768, Hardcover)

In this first academic history of the famed gentlemen’s clubs of London, Amy Milne-Smith reveals these institutions at the height of their power and influence at the turn of the twentieth century, paying special attention to how clubmen defined masculinity and status for their generation. Based on extensive research in club archives along with newspapers, journals, diaries and memoirs, Milne-Smith takes us behind the majestic doors of these most exclusive clubs. Readers will find London Clubland not only an engaging account of clubs, but also a story of troubled marriage, contested urban space, shifting boundaries of class, and a robust masculine culture in decline.

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This work is the first to study the gentlemen's clubs that were an important feature ofthe Late Victorian landscape, and the first to discover the secret history of clubmen and their world, placing them at centre stage, detailing how clubland dramatically shaped 19th and early 20th-century ideas about gender,power, class, and the city.… (more)

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