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Vice, crime and poverty : (Record no. 104997)

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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20190703155356.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 2018042782
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780231187428
Qualifying information hardback
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency LBSOR/DLC
Language of cataloging eng
Description conventions rda
Transcribing agency LBSOR
Modifying agency UkOxU
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041 1# - LANGUAGE CODE
Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
Language code of original fre
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 305.569
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Kalifa, Dominique.
9 (RLIN) 134320
240 10 - UNIFORM TITLE
Uniform title Bas-fonds.
Language of a work English
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Vice, crime and poverty :
Remainder of title how the Western imagination invented the underworld /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Dominique Kalifa ; translated by Susan Emanuel.
264 #1 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture New York :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer Columbia University Press,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice 2019
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xiv, 278 pages ;
Dimensions 24 cm
490 1# - SERIES STATEMENT
Series statement European perspectives
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Translation of: Bas-fonds.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note In the den of horror -- Courts of miracles -- "Dangerous classes" -- Empire of lists -- The disguised prince -- The grand dukes' tour -- Poetic flight -- Ebbing of an imaginary -- Slow eclipse of the underworld -- Persistent shadows -- Roots of fascination.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "Prostitutes, criminals, and the sordid, dangerous places they inhabit have always been with us. Yet there has not always been an "underworld," or what the French call "les bas-fonds." This expression, which appeared in most western languages in the 19th century, reveals a new way of looking at these social ills and raises a key historical question: why did the century that gave us positivism, industry, democratization, and mass culture name--and thus reframe--its view of its social margins? This book explores this imaginary. It shows how the underworld came into being in the shattered Europe of the 19th century, born of a tradition in which biblical symbols-Sodom, Gomorrah, Babylon-intermingled with the "bad poor" of Christian lore and images of modern roguery like the Cour des Miracles. It decodes the construction of a worldview that has never ceased to fascinate us. For while it connotes things that are real-poverty, crime, and transgressions of all sorts-the "underworld" also constitutes an imaginary that expresses our fears, our anxieties, our desires. In representing the nether regions of our society-its "accursed share" so to speak-it also provides a route of symbolic and social escape. Although many of its components still exist or have been readapted to new contexts, the specific combination that arose in connection with the 19th century underworld gradually faded away in the 20th century. The welfare states established in the wake of the Second World War left very little room for it. And yet, while the contexts have changed, both the debates on issues related to the "underclass" and the images in contemporary cinema and steampunk culture reveal that the shadow of the underworld still lurks all around us"--
Assigning source Provided by publisher.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Urban poor
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 134321
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Marginality, Social.
9 (RLIN) 134322
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Criminals
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 134323
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Criminals in literature.
9 (RLIN) 134324
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Crime
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 134325
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Emanuel, Susan,
Relator term translator.
9 (RLIN) 134326
830 #0 - SERIES ADDED ENTRY--UNIFORM TITLE
Uniform title European perspectives.
9 (RLIN) 134327
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          General Collection Library Library 2019-07-03 1 305.569 KAL 000438544 2020-01-30 2020-01-17 2019-07-03 Loanable Book

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