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The Resource The Victorian novel, service work, and the nineteenth-century economy, Joshua Gooch, Assistant Professor, D'Youville College, USA

The Victorian novel, service work, and the nineteenth-century economy, Joshua Gooch, Assistant Professor, D'Youville College, USA

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The Victorian novel, service work, and the nineteenth-century economy
Title
The Victorian novel, service work, and the nineteenth-century economy
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Gooch, Assistant Professor, D'Youville College, USA
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Victorian Novel, Service Work, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy offers a much-needed study of the novel's role in representing and shaping the nineteenth-century service sector. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, Gooch traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel. The novel registers the Victorian era's changing economic circumstances and political economy's increasingly fraught understanding of unproductive labour through its own work of narration, characterization, and plotting, and, in the process, comes to reimagine what it means to be employed and to see oneself as an employee. Novels by George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, and Bram Stoker uncover the cultural, social, and affective experiences that inform these new experiences of work, from their revolutionary potential to their new forms of discipline. "--
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1977-
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Gooch, Joshua
Dewey number
823/.8093553
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W63
LC item number
G66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
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  • English fiction
  • Work in literature
  • Working class in literature
  • Service industries
  • Work
  • Economics and literature
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Economics and literature
  • English fiction
  • Service industries
  • Work in literature
  • Work
  • Working class in literature
  • England
Label
The Victorian novel, service work, and the nineteenth-century economy, Joshua Gooch, Assistant Professor, D'Youville College, USA
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction. 1.The Social Work of Unproductive Labor -- 2.Silas Marner: Narration as Work-Discipline -- 3.Our Mutual Friend: Service Work as Subject-Work -- 4.The Moonstone: Service Work as Narrative Work -- 5.The Way We Live Now: Service Work and Violence -- Conclusion, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Work-Discipline -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
903873687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781137525505
Lccn
2015004016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903873687
Label
The Victorian novel, service work, and the nineteenth-century economy, Joshua Gooch, Assistant Professor, D'Youville College, USA
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
Acknowledgements -- Introduction. 1.The Social Work of Unproductive Labor -- 2.Silas Marner: Narration as Work-Discipline -- 3.Our Mutual Friend: Service Work as Subject-Work -- 4.The Moonstone: Service Work as Narrative Work -- 5.The Way We Live Now: Service Work and Violence -- Conclusion, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Work-Discipline -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
903873687
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781137525505
Lccn
2015004016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903873687

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