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Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750

Emsley, Clive (2005). Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750. London, UK: Hambledon Press.

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This book surveys the changing patterns of inter-personal violence in England since the mid-eighteenth century. Starting from the current popular assumption that Englsih society has become more violent since the end of the twentieth century it explores a range of sites - public and domestic - where violence has occurred. It argues that the understanding of violence in England over this period was intimately connected with the understnading of Englishness.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-85285-408-1, 978-1-85285-408-9
Keywords: Violence; Crime; Englishness; Popular Disorder; Policing; Gender
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 7658
Depositing User: Users 1056 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:00
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