Jack the Ripper and the London Press

Author: L. Curtis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133691
Category: True Crime
Page: 368
View: 4463
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.

Der Ripper

Author: Richard Laymon
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641049628
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 822
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.

Jack the Ripper

media, culture, history
Author: Alexandra Warwick,Martin Willis
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780719074943
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
View: 9259
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.

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: 7070
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.

From Hell

Ein Melodrama in sechzehn Teilen
Author: Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783864971020
Page: 592
View: 2809

London Correspondence

Jack the Ripper and the Irish Press
Author: Alan Sharp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781901658453
Category: Serial murderers
Page: 288
View: 6371

The Whitechapel Murders-the Life and Death of Jack the Ripper

Author: Derek Ansell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409208524
Page: 214
View: 3436
This is a fictional account of the notorious first serial killer in London in 1888. Told by the killer himself, his wife, police, doctors and others through journals, letters and contemporary newspaper reports, it was first published by Citron Press, London in 1998. Citron went into liquidation in 2001 and since then second hand copies of this book have been sold by specialist booksellers in UK, France and Japan at high prices, some in poor or only fair condition. Now, with a new edition, it can be bought new by anybody interested at a modest price.

Crime, Justice and the Media

Author: Ian Marsh,Gaynor Melville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134087225
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 1861
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.

Wer war Jack the Ripper?

Porträt eines Killers
Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442458066
Category: Serial murders
Page: 477
View: 709

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: 8267
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.

Das Tagebuch von Jack the Ripper

die merkwürdigen Umstände der Entdeckung ; die Beweise der Echtheit
Author: Shirley Harrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404139804
Page: 456
View: 9943

Das Geheimnis des Edwin Drood

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783717519768
Category: England
Page: 762
View: 3335


Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London
Author: Seth Koven
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400843588
Category: History
Page: 424
View: 1452
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: 4943
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

Jack the Ripper

The Forgotten Victims
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300207077
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 6613
DIVThe number of women murdered and mutilated by Jack the Ripper is impossible to know, although most researchers now agree on five individuals. These five canonical cases have been examined at length in Ripper literature, but other contemporary murders and attacks bearing strong resemblance to the gruesome Ripper slayings have received scant attention. These unsolved cases are the focus of this intriguing book. The volume devotes separate chapters to a dozen female victims who were attacked during the years of Jack the Ripper’s murder spree. Their terrible stories—a few survived to bear witness, but most died of their wounds—illuminate key aspects of the Ripper case and the period: the gangs of London’s Whitechapel district, Victorian prostitutes, the public panic inspired by the crimes and fueled by journalists, medical practices of the day, police procedures and competency, and the probable existence of other serial killers. The book also considers crimes initially attributed to Jack the Ripper in other parts of Britain and the world, notably New York, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. In a final chapter, the drive to find the identity of the Ripper is examined, looking at contemporary and later suspects as well as several important theories, revealing the lengths to which some have gone to claim success in identifying Jack the Ripper./div

Jack the Ripper

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481479466
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
View: 4972
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures. In 1888, London was terrorized by a mysterious man with a knife. Between the end of August and beginning of November, this man committed five known murders—possibly more. Then, just as suddenly as they started, the killings stopped. Dubbed “Jack the Ripper” by the press, he slipped through the dark, foggy streets of London’s Whitchapel district, targeting women and leaving no witnesses and no clues as to his identity. The police were stumped. The press went wild. But no one could find Jack the Ripper. Even today, Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate. Amateur detectives, known as “Ripperologists”, books, movies, and walking tours all focus on one question: who was Jack the Ripper? Get a little closer to finding out with this biography that takes a deeper look at Jack the Ripper…because while he may be one of history’s worst people, his legend lives on.

Modernist Eroticisms

European Literature After Sexology
Author: A. Schaffner,S. Weller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030305
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 250
View: 3327
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.

Jack the Ripper Suspects: The Definitive Guide and Encyclopedia

Author: Paul Williams,RJ Parker
ISBN: 1986324699
Category: True Crime
Page: 330
View: 6836
In the autumn of 1888, a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper stalked the East End of London. He was never identified, but hundreds of people were accused. Some were known to the authorities at the time, and others were named by later researchers. The truth about them, and the reasons why they came under suspicion, is often lost in a plethora of opinions and misinformation. For the first time, this book presents the evidence against 333 suspects. They include the publican who painted his dog, the first woman sentenced to the electric chair, the writer of the Red Flag, the man with a thousand convictions, Britain’s oldest Prime Minister, and many others. People from all walks of nineteenth century life, representing many different nationalities and professions. United by a link, however tenuous, to the most famous murderer in history.

Die Anarchisten

Author: John Henry Mackay
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783842491793
Page: 296
View: 852
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten