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The Resource Imperial masochism : British fiction, fantasy, and social class, John Kucich

Imperial masochism : British fiction, fantasy, and social class, John Kucich

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Imperial masochism : British fiction, fantasy, and social class
Title
Imperial masochism
Title remainder
British fiction, fantasy, and social class
Statement of responsibility
John Kucich
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
British imperialism's favorite literary narrative might seem to be conquest. But real British conquests also generated a surprising cultural obsession with suffering, sacrifice, defeat, and melancholia. "There was," writes John Kucich, "seemingly a different crucifixion scene marking the historical gateway to each colonial theater." In Imperial Masochism, Kucich reveals the central role masochistic forms of voluntary suffering played in late-nineteenth-century British thinking about imperial politics and class identity. Placing the colonial writers Robert Louis Stevenson, Olive Schreiner, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad in their cultural context, Kucich shows how the ideological and psychological dynamics of empire, particularly its reorganization of class identities at the colonial periphery, depended on figurations of masochism. --From publisher's description
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N$T
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Kucich, John
Dewey number
823/.89353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.M367
LC item number
K83 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Masochism in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Great Britain
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • British colonies
  • English fiction
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Masochism in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Imperialisme
  • Sociale klassen
  • Masochisme
  • Engels
  • Bellettrie
Label
Imperial masochism : British fiction, fantasy, and social class, John Kucich
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Melancholy magic: Robert Louis Stevenson's evangelical anti-imperialism -- Olive Schreiner's preoedipal dreams: feminism, class, and the South African War -- Sadomasochism and the magical group: Kipling's middle-class imperialism -- The masochism of the craft: Conrad's imperial professionalism
Control code
355813913
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282129689
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttvvtz
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)355813913
Label
Imperial masochism : British fiction, fantasy, and social class, John Kucich
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Melancholy magic: Robert Louis Stevenson's evangelical anti-imperialism -- Olive Schreiner's preoedipal dreams: feminism, class, and the South African War -- Sadomasochism and the magical group: Kipling's middle-class imperialism -- The masochism of the craft: Conrad's imperial professionalism
Control code
355813913
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282129689
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttvvtz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)355813913

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