Port Towns and Urban Cultures: International Histories of the Waterfront, C.1700--2000 (Hardcover)
Introduction by Brad Beaven, Karl Bell and Robert James. - 1. Strangers Ashore: Sailor Identity and Social Conflict in Mid-18th Century Cape Town by Nigel Worden. - 2. 'Hail, Tyneside lads in collier fleets': Song culture, sailing and sailors in North-East England by Paul Gilchrist. - 3. 'They are without Christ and without Hope': "Heathenism", Popular Religion, and Supernatural Belief in Portsmouth's Maritime Community, c.1851-1901 by Karl Bell. - 4. Hey sailor, looking for trouble? Violence, drunkenness and disorder in a Swedish Port Town: Gothenburg 1880-1920 by Tomas Nilson. - 5. On the Margins of Empire: Antipodean Port Cities and Imperial Culture c.1880-1939 by John Griffiths. - 6. Encounters on the Waterfront: Negotiating Identities in the Context of Sailortown Culture by Tytti Steel. - 7. Ports and Pilferers: London's Late Georgian Era Docks as Settings for Evolving Material and Criminal Cultures by William M. Taylor. - 8. From Jolly Sailor to Proletarian Jack: The Remaking of Sailortown and the Merchant Seafarer in Victorian London by Brad Beaven. - 9. 'If there's one man that I admire, that man's a British tar': Leisure and Cultural Nation-Building in a Naval Port Town, c. 1850-1928 by Robert James. - 10. The Use of 'Local Colour' and History in Promoting the Identity of Port Cities: The Case of Durban, c.1890s-1950s by Vivian Bickford-Smith. - 11. To Be a Sailor's Wife: Ideals and Images of the Twentieth-Century Seafarer's Wife in the land Islands by Hanna Hagmark-Cooper. - 12. Hull, Fishing and the Life and Death of Trawlertown: Living the Spaces of a Trawling Port-City by Jo Byrne. - 13. Doing Urban History in the Coastal Zone by Isaac Land
About the Author
Brad Beaven is Reader in Social and Cultural History at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He has written widely on British popular culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is the author of two monographs, Leisure, Citizenship and Working Class Men, 1850-1945 and Visions of Empire. Patriotism, Popular Culture and the City, 1870-1939. Karl Bell is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research explores the supernatural in nineteenth-century Britain. He is the author of two monographs, The Magical Imagination: Magic and Modernity in Urban England, 1780-1914 and The Legend of Spring-heeled Jack: Victorian Urban Folklore and Popular Cultures. Robert James is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He researches British society's leisure habits in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, and is author of Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain 1930-39: a round of cheap diversions? and co-editor of Hollywood and the World.