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The Resource The Chartist imaginary : literary form in working-class political theory and practice, Margaret A. Loose

The Chartist imaginary : literary form in working-class political theory and practice, Margaret A. Loose

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The Chartist imaginary : literary form in working-class political theory and practice
Title
The Chartist imaginary
Title remainder
literary form in working-class political theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
Margaret A. Loose
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can imaginative literature change the political and social history of a class or nation? In The Chartist Imaginary: Literary Form in Working-Class Political Theory and Practice, Margaret Loose turns to the Chartist Movement{u2014}Britain{u2019}s first mass working-class movement, dating from the 1830s to the 1840s{u2014}and argues that, based on literature by members of the movement, the answer to that question is a resounding 2yes.3 Chartist writing awakened workers{u2019} awareness of discord between professed ideals and reality; exercised their conceptual powers (literary and social); and sharpened their appetite for more knowledge, intellectual power, dignity, and agency in the present to fashion a utopian future. Igniting such self-respecting, politically transfigurative energy was a unique kind of agency Loose calls 2the Chartist imaginary.3 In examining the Chartist movement, Loose balances the nervous projections of canonical Victorian writers against a consideration of the ways that laborers represented Chartism{u2019}s aims and tactics. The Chartist Imaginary offers close readings of poems and fiction by Chartist figures from Ernest Jones and Thomas Cooper to W. J. Linton, Thomas Martin Wheeler, and Gerald Massey. It also draws on extensive archival research to examine, for the first time, working-class female Chartist poets Mary Hutton, E. L. E., and Elizabeth La Mont. Focusing on the literary form of these works, Loose strongly argues for the political power of the aesthetic in working-class literature. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1967-
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Loose, Margaret A.
Dewey number
820.9/007
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.C43
LC item number
L66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politics and literature
  • Chartism
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Working class writings, English
  • Political poetry, English
  • Working class in literature
  • Chartism
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Political poetry, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Working class in literature
  • Working class writings, English
  • Great Britain
Label
The Chartist imaginary : literary form in working-class political theory and practice, Margaret A. Loose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Chartism and the politics of form -- Ernest Jones and the poetics of internationalism -- Epic agency -- Revolutionary strategy and formal hybridity in Chartist fiction -- The gender legacy: women in early to late Chartist literature -- The politics of cognition in Chartist women's poetry
Control code
881910217
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 185 pages
Isbn
9780814212660
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881910217
Label
The Chartist imaginary : literary form in working-class political theory and practice, Margaret A. Loose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Chartism and the politics of form -- Ernest Jones and the poetics of internationalism -- Epic agency -- Revolutionary strategy and formal hybridity in Chartist fiction -- The gender legacy: women in early to late Chartist literature -- The politics of cognition in Chartist women's poetry
Control code
881910217
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 185 pages
Isbn
9780814212660
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881910217

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