Jack the Ripper and the London Press

Author: L. Curtis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133691
Category: True Crime
Page: 368
View: 6570
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.

Jack the Ripper und Kriminalität im viktorianischen London

“Yours truly Jack the Ripper”
Author: Julian Hatzig
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656381976
Category: History
Page: 19
View: 3011
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - and. Länder - Neuzeit, Absolutismus, Industrialisierung, Note: 2,0, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Morde Jack the Rippers, die im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert im Londoner Armenviertel Whitechapel stattfanden, gelten bis heute auf der ganzen Welt als ein Mysterium. Die Theorien die im Laufe der Jahre um die niemals aufgeklärten Morde entstanden sind füllen heute ganze Bücherregale. Selbst in Film und Fernsehen greift man gerne auf die Geschichte des Rippers zurück. Die meisten Arbeiten beschäftigen sich mit der Frage wer dieser Mensch war, der fünf Frauen auf so grausame Weise umbrachte. In dieser Arbeit soll es jedoch nicht darum gehen, sich an etwaigen Täterdiskussionen zu beteiligen. Vielmehr soll die Einordnung Jack the Rippers in die viktorianische Sichtweise gegenüber der Kriminalität im Fokus stehen. Die Frage wird sein, inwieweit Jack the Ripper dem Bild der Londoner criminal class entspricht. Die Arbeit ist zu diesem Zweck in zwei Teile aufgeteilt. Im ersten Teil werden sowohl die Londoner Unterschicht als auch die gesellschaftliche Sicht auf Kriminalität thematisiert, um eine Grundlage zu schaffen. Dabei wird darüber hinaus das Konzept der criminal class angesprochen. Im zweiten Teil der Arbeit werden zunächst die Whitechapel Morde behandelt, um anschließend verschiedene Theorien näher zu betrachten. Mit letzteren wurde der Versuch unternommen, Jack the Ripper gesellschaftlich näher zu bestimmen. Ausgehend davon wird in einem Fazit versucht, eine Einschätzung zu seiner Zugehörigkeit zur criminal class vorzunehmen. Gelöst von den beiden beschriebenen Hauptteilen wird sich die Arbeit der Frage widmen, inwieweit es sich für einen Historiker lohnt sich mit Kriminalitätsgeschichte zu beschäftigen.

Der Ripper

Author: Richard Laymon
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641049628
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 8763
Der berühmteste Serienmörder der Geschichte trifft auf einen der erfolgreichsten Horrorautoren London, November 1888. Jack the Ripper, der grausamste Serienkiller der Epoche, versetzt die Stadt in Angst und Schrecken. Der sechzehnjährige Trevor wird Zeuge einer seiner entsetzlichen Bluttaten und kann ihm nur mit knapper Not entkommen. Es ist der letzte Mord des Rippers, bevor er England verlässt, um sein finsteres Werk in der Neuen Welt fortzusetzen. Trevor folgt ihm in das unbekannte Land.

Crime, Justice and the Media

Author: Ian Marsh,Gaynor Melville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134087225
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 8836
Crime, Justice and the Media examines and analyses the relationship between the media and crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. This expanded and fully updated second edition considers how crime and criminals have been portrayed by the media through history, applying different theoretical perspectives to the way crime, criminals and justice are reported. The second edition of Crime, Justice and the Media focuses on the media representation of a range of different areas of crime and criminal justice, including: new media technology e.g. social network sites moral panics over specific crimes and criminals e.g. youth crime, cybercrime, paedophilia media portrayal of victims of crime and criminals how the media represent criminal justice agencies e.g. the police and prison service. This book offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive analysis of theoretical thinking on the relationship between the media, crime and criminal justice and a detailed examination of how crime, criminals and others involved in the criminal justice process are portrayed by the media. With exercises, questions and further reading in every chapter, this book encourages students to engage with and respond to the material presented, thereby developing a deeper understanding of the links between the media and criminality.

Ripper Notes

How the Newspapers Covered the Jack the Ripper Murders
Author: Dan Norder,Wolf Vanderlinden,Stewart P. Evans
Publisher: Inklings Press
ISBN: 9780975912928
Category: True Crime
Page: 120
View: 9233
"Ripper Notes: How the Newspapers Covered the Jack the Ripper Murders" is a collection of essays about press reports of the notorious Whitechapel serial killer as well as other related topics. "When the People Were in Terror" by Norman Hastings republishes for the first time a comprehensive series of early 20th century articles about the impact the Whitechapel murders had on society, from the police investigation of the crimes to the fear that gripped the public. "The Murder in Cartin's Court" by Don Souden looks at how the early newspaper reports seriously bungled the facts of the death of Mary Jane Kelly, the fifth (and last) of the canonical five Ripper victims. "The London Police: The View from the Irish Press" by Alan Sharp examines how journalists reacted to the police investigation, concentrating on reports printed in Ireland. Other contents include Stewart P. Evans with new information on the legends that psychic Robert Lees solved the case, Wolf Vanderlinden looking for the meaning behind several contemporary newspaper reports, and several other short pieces. Ripper Notes is a nonfiction anthology series covering all aspects of the Jack the Ripper case.

London's Shadows

The Dark Side of the Victorian City
Author: Drew D. Gray
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441148973
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 7073
In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known, and the largest city in Europe. In the west a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian values'. Across the city the situation was very different. The East End of London had long been considered a nether world, a dark and dangerous region outside the symbolic 'walls' of the original City. Using the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper as a focal point, this book explores prostitution, poverty, revolutionary politics, immigration, the creation of a criminal underclass and the development of policing. It also considers how the sensationalist 'new journalism' took the news of the Ripper murders to all corners of the Empire and to the United States. This is an important book for those interested in the history of Victorian Britain.

Jack the Ripper

media, culture, history
Author: Alexandra Warwick,Martin Willis
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780719074943
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
View: 2907
Jack the Ripper: Media, Culture, Historycollects together some of the best academic work on the most important and sensational murder case of the nineteenth century. Leading scholars in the fields of history, media and cultural studies debate the influence of the Whitechapel Murders on race, gender, the press, fiction, film and the city of London. This is the first collection of its kind to take the Whitechapel Murders seriously as a vital ingredient in the creation of modern Britain, and the first collection of essays from diverse fields of scholarship to offer academic analysis of the representations and influence of the Whitechapel Murders on both the nineteenth century and the contemporary world.

From hell

ein Melodrama in sechzehn Teilen
Author: Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936480535
Page: 555
View: 2883


Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London
Author: Seth Koven
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400843588
Category: History
Page: 424
View: 2490
In the 1880s, fashionable Londoners left their elegant homes and clubs in Mayfair and Belgravia and crowded into omnibuses bound for midnight tours of the slums of East London. A new word burst into popular usage to describe these descents into the precincts of poverty to see how the poor lived: slumming. In this captivating book, Seth Koven paints a vivid portrait of the practitioners of slumming and their world: who they were, why they went, what they claimed to have found, how it changed them, and how slumming, in turn, powerfully shaped both Victorian and twentieth-century understandings of poverty and social welfare, gender relations, and sexuality. The slums of late-Victorian London became synonymous with all that was wrong with industrial capitalist society. But for philanthropic men and women eager to free themselves from the starched conventions of bourgeois respectability and domesticity, slums were also places of personal liberation and experimentation. Slumming allowed them to act on their irresistible "attraction of repulsion" for the poor and permitted them, with society's approval, to get dirty and express their own "dirty" desires for intimacy with slum dwellers and, sometimes, with one another. Slumming elucidates the histories of a wide range of preoccupations about poverty and urban life, altruism and sexuality that remain central in Anglo-American culture, including the ethics of undercover investigative reporting, the connections between cross-class sympathy and same-sex desire, and the intermingling of the wish to rescue the poor with the impulse to eroticize and sexually exploit them. By revealing the extent to which politics and erotics, social and sexual categories overflowed their boundaries and transformed one another, Koven recaptures the ethical dilemmas that men and women confronted--and continue to confront--in trying to "love thy neighbor as thyself."

Blasted Literature

Author: Deaglan O Donghaile
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748687696
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 8429
By connecting Fenian and anarchist violence found in popular fiction from the 1880s to the early 1900s with the avant-garde writing of British modernism, Deaglan O Donghaile demonstrates that Victorian popular fiction and modernism were directly influence

Die Teerose

Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492956025
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
View: 942
London 1888, eine Stadt im Aufbruch: Während in den Gassen von Whitechapel das Laster blüht, träumt die 17-jährige Fiona von einer besseren Zukunft. Als Packerin in einer Teefabrik beweist die junge Irin ihr Gespür für die köstlichsten Sorten und exotischsten Mischungen. Doch dann muss Fiona ihren Verlobten Joe verlassen und sich im New York der Jahrhundertwende eine Existenz aufbauen... Spannend und voller Sinnlichkeit erzählt dieser Roman die Geschichte der Fiona Finnegan und einer großen Liebe zwischen Sühne, Mut und Leidenschaft.

Modernist Eroticisms

European Literature After Sexology
Author: A. Schaffner,S. Weller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030305
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 250
View: 8387
This volume explores the impact of sexological and early psychoanalytic conceptions of sexual perversion on the representation of the erotic in the work of a range of major European modernists (including Joyce, Kafka, Lawrence, Mann, Proust and Rilke) as well as in that of some less-well-known figures of the period such as Dujardin and Jahnn.

City Limits

Crime, Consumer Culture and the Urban Experience
Author: Keith Hayward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135311587
Category: Law
Page: 270
View: 602
City Limits contributes to a growing body of work under the umbrella of 'cultural criminology', which attempts to bring an appreciation of cultural change to an understanding of crime in late modernity (Hayward and Young 2004). Hayward presents an ambitious theoretical analysis that attempts to inspire a 'cultural approach' to understanding the 'crime-city nexus' and, in particular, to re-address 'strain' and the concept of 'relative deprivation' in the context of a culture of consumption. The book incorporates an impressive array of literature from beyond the boundaries of traditional criminology - including urban studies, social theory and, most strikingly, from art and architectural criticism - illustrating a multidisciplinary approach. This provides for a challenging and enlightening read, with a particularly important emphasis on the impact of consumer culture on the lived urban experience and spatial dynamics of the city and, in turn, for an understanding of transgression and criminality. Runner-up for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize (2004).

London Correspondence

Jack the Ripper and the Irish Press
Author: Alan Sharp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781901658453
Category: Serial murderers
Page: 288
View: 4517

Maiden Tribute

A Life of W.T. Stead
Author: Grace Eckley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462838111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
View: 2920
Maiden Tribute: A Life of W. T. Stead This journalist who communicated with his Senior Partner instantaneously, whose ecumenical advance beyond his epoch still startles his readers, throughout his life retained his Whitmanesque individualism and rugged speech. W. T. Stead frequently scoffed at the Anglican Sunday prayers that instructed God how to direct the affairs of the world. If God did not comply, it was not for want of pious instruction. Anglicans were wanting, and most of his late Victorian-Edwardian world was Anglican. W. T. Stead (1849-1912) was a Nonconforrmist with and without the capital n. Had he been born with a wooden spoon in his mouth, it meant only that God needed his help to make the world silver. He never ceased to believe the world could be made silver, for mankind in general was anonymously, even though sluggishly, contributing to the infinite ascending spiral traced by the finger of God between the universe and the ideal. Clearly, the position of women in the 1870s was far from the ideal, remote from the privileges selfishly guarded by men. Taking a cue from his mother who campaigned against the Contagious Diseases Actswhich punished women but not men for transmitting syphilishe determined to bring women nearer the honors of Mary the Mother and Mary the Magdalen, for these two women stand out against the gloom of the past radiant as the angels of God, and yet the true ideals of the womanhood of the world. Such appeared implausible. Everywhere he saw in the streets wretched ruins of humanity, women stamped and crushed into devils by society . . . . And the children nursed in debauchery, suckled in crime, predestined to a life of misery and shame! Mrs. Josephine Butler already knew that Britains leadership would not assist: in the grandest house of the kind in Paris, are to be seen portraits of all the great men who had frequented themdiplomatists, generals, and English Lords . . . . The brothel-keeper put a cross underneath the portrait at each visit, to mark the number of visits made to the house by these great men! Before he visited London, the export of English girls for State-regulated prostitution in Brussels imposed upon Stead a sense that he was destined to write an Uncle Toms Cabin on The Slavery of Europe. The burden is greater than I can bear. But if it is ultimately to be laid on my back, God will strengthen me for it. If I have to write it I shall have to plunge into the depths of the social hell, and that is impossible outside a great city. Even high-minded seekers of justice found the social hell a place they could not venture into. Initiating research for The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, Stead took counsel with civic powers Lord Carnarvon, John Morley, Arthur Balfour, Henry Labouchere among others, and Sir Charles Russell, who declined an invitation to see for himself because as leader of the English Bar he could not play the rle of a detective in a house of ill-fame. As the shocking series of four daily exposes neared its close, why others had not done Steads work was explained by Benjamin Scott, the City Chamberlain who had prompted Stead to take up the cause: We had not the ability or the opportunity that Stead possessed, and lacked the courage. Stead had begun the Maiden Tribute with a complaint against British society, that chivalry was dead and Christianity effete. Benjamin Waugh praised him after the fact: The spirit of both survives in you to-day. Stead accomplished his goal: passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, still in force today. Why the British sent him to jail for passing the first child protection law is graced with the word technicality. Branded both a saint and a filthy ex-convict, Stead continued to use his journalistic strength to achieve justice for citizens; in the 1890s he turned to internationalism. Lobbying for arbitration for settling international disputes, he crafted a memorial calling for li

Serial Killers

The Method and Madness of Monsters
Author: Peter Vronsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101204627
Category: True Crime
Page: 432
View: 6025
A comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide—including information on America’s most prolific serial killers. In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the “serial rampage killer” such as Andrew Cunanan. Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one—from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

The Bone Season - Die Träumerin

Author: Samantha Shannon
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827076633
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 1271
Sie ist stark, sie ist schnell, und sie kann etwas, was sonst niemand kann: die Gedanken anderer lesen. In einer Welt, in der Freiheit verachtet und Träume verboten sind, wächst die junge Paige zu einer Kämpferin heran. Doch dann wird sie erwischt und in eine geheime Stadt verschleppt, in der ein fremdes Volk herrscht, die Rephaim. Und wo sie Warden trifft, den jungen Rephait mit den goldenen Augen. Er ist das schönste und unheimlichste Wesen, das sie je gesehen hat. Seine Gedanken sind ihr ein Rätsel. Und ausgerechnet ihm soll Paige von nun an als Sklavin dienen...

Jack the Ripper

Author: Mark Whitehead,Miriam Rivett
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1842435779
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 6111
So who was Jack the Ripper? No-one in the annals of crime is capable of arousing such passionate debate as the perpetrator of the Whitechapel Murders in 1888.Was he a demented Royal, a Masonic assassin, a sexually-frustrated artist, a member of the Czarist secret police, a crazed reformist or even an escaped gorilla?