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Jack the Ripper and the London Press


Blowout Sale! Free Shipping Included! Save 54% on the Jack the Ripper and the London Press by L Perry Curtis at Translate This Website. MPN: illustrations. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fourteen London newspapers—dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow—presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role


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Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fourteen London newspapers—dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow—presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social norms.L. Perry Curtis surveys the mass newspaper culture of the era, delving into the nature of sensationalism and the conventions of domestic murder news. Analyzing the fourteen newspapers—two of which emanated from the East End, where the murders took place—he shows how journalists played on the fears of readers about law and order by dwelling on lethal violence rather than sex, offering gruesome details about knife injuries but often withholding some of the more intimate details of the pelvic mutilations. He also considers how the Ripper news affected public perceptions of social conditions in Whitechapel.

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Manufacturer:Yale University Press
Brand:L Perry Curtis
Part Number:illustrations
Publisher:Yale University Press
Studio:Yale University Press
MPN:illustrations
EAN:9780300088724
Item Weight:1.48 pounds
Item Size:0.81 x 9.21 x 9.21 inches
Package Weight:1.46 pounds
Package Size:6.46 x 1.26 x 1.26 inches

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