Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England

Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England by S. Clark

By: S. Clark

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Clark 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 which 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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9780230000629
Publication Date:
24 / 10 / 2003

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