Radical Spaces - By Christina Parolin

Baker, James (2012) Radical Spaces - By Christina Parolin. Review of: Radical Spaces: Venues of Popular Politics in London, 1790 – c. 1845 by Parolin, C.. H-Albion, H-Net Reviews . (Full text available)

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Abstract

“This study,” Christina Parolin writes in her concluding remarks, “has argued that … there is a dynamic, dialectical and symbiotic relationship between radical culture and the sites in which it operated” (p. 279). Taking the complex interactions between radicalism, space, and power in Georgian and early Victorian London as its focus, this ambitious study negotiates and consolidates, under the auspices of a spatial approach, the histories (and historiographies) of radicalism, identity, the public sphere, gender, performance, justice, protest, science, memory, publishing, theatre, and graphic satire. Such an approach should, and rightly has been, applauded, yet it is also the source of the monograph’s shortcomings. If indeed Radical Spaces is the spatial turn in action (more on which later), it demonstrates that more work is needed to integrate such analyses into the canon of social and cultural history....

Item Type: Review
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Baker
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 08:01
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 08:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29772 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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