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Seth Koven is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University and co-editor of Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States. He has written on a variety of topics, including gender and welfare states, museum politics, sexual .
Slumming: sexual and social politics in Victorian London User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Koven (history, Villanova Univ.) here contributes a significant study of the history of slumming (the Victorian fashion of wealthy Londoners taking guided tours of the city's slums) that illuminates.
Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London SETH KOVEN. 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.
Interesting social history with particularly strong readings of individual texts. Koven certainly shows how slumming--the practice of visiting lower-class parts of London or other cities, for a variety of purposes--was central to Victorian literature and culture.3.9/5.