Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society

Author(s): 
Kingston, Ralph
ISBN: 
9780230304314
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Between 1789 and 1848, clerks modified their occupational practices, responding to political scrutiny and state-administration reforms. Ralph Kingston examines the lives and influence of bureaucrats inside and outside the office as they helped define nineteenth-century bourgeois social capital, ideals of emulation, honour, and masculinity.