Honor Stirna: morderstwo, szaleństwo i normy społeczne w osiemnastowiecznym Londynie

Paweł T. Dobrowolski

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/KH.2017.124.3.03

Abstrakt


Osiemnastowieczny Londyn stawał się miastem wielu mniejszości wyznaniowych i etnicznych. Artykuł na podstawie akt sądowych i relacji prasowych opisuje przypadek niemieckiego imigranta, który popełnił morderstwo, a potem targnął się na własne życie. Narracje poświęcone tej sprawie ukazują wyzwania akulturacji i mechanizmy społecznej alienacji w rynkowo zorientowanym wielkomiejskim środowisku.

 

London of the eighteenth century was becoming a city of confessional and ethnic diversity. Based on court and press reports, this article investigates a case of a German immigrant, who committed murder followed with a suicide. The narratives related to this case speak of aculturation challenges and mechanisms of social alienation, which were played out in a market-oriented urban environment.


Słowa kluczowe


zbrodnia; samobójstwo; szaleństwo; niedostosowanie; alienacja; akulturacja; crime; suicide; madness; maladjustment; alienation; acculturation

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