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Meat Markets: The Cultural History of Bloody London

Ted Geier


Meat Markets articulates the emergent ‘nonhuman thought’ developed across literatures of the long nineteenth century and inflecting recent critical theories of abject life and animality. It presents important connections between meat and popular serial press industries, the intersections of criminals and public readership, and the long history of bloody spectacle at London’s Smithfield Market including public executions, criminal escapades, death and horror tales, and the fungible ‘penny press’ forms of mass consumption. Through analysis of subjection, address, and narration in canonical and p ... More

Keywords: Animals, Romanticism, Victorian, Butchers, London

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424714
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424714.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ted Geier, author
Ashford University