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The Resource The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle

The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle

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The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor
Title
The imagination of class
Title remainder
masculinity and the Victorian urban poor
Statement of responsibility
Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
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Language
eng
Summary
"A meld of two scholars' research and conclusions, The Imagination of Class is a synthetic journey through middle class Victorian discourse posed by poverty in the midst of plenty - but not that alone. Rather Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle argue that the representation of abject poverty in the nineteenth century also displaced anxieties aroused by a variety of challenges to Victorian middle class masculinity. The book's main argument, in fact, is that the male middle class imagery of urban poverty in the Victorian age presents a complex picture, one in which anxieties about competition, violence, class-based resentment, individuality, and the need to differentiate oneself from the scions of inherited wealth influence mightily the ways in which the urban poor are represented. In the representations themselves, the urban poor are alternately envisioned as sentimentalized (and feminized) victims who stimulate middle class affective response, as the objects of the professionalized discourses of the social sciences (and social services), and as an often hostile social force resistant to the "culturalizing," taming processes of a maternalist social science." "Through carefully nuanced discussions of a variety of Victorian novelists, journalists, and sociological investigators (some well known, like Dickens, and others less well known, like Masterman and Greenwood), the book offers new insight into the role played by the imagination of the urban poor in the construction of Victorian middle class masculinity. Whereas many scholars have discussed the feminization of the poor, virtually no one has addressed how the poor have served as a site at which middle class men fashioned their own class and gender identity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bivona, Daniel
Dewey number
828/.80809352624
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.P66
LC item number
B58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Henkle, Roger B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Urban poor
  • Social classes in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Poverty in literature
  • Poor in literature
Label
The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) 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
Sensational journalism, male detachment, and the feminized victim -- Culturalism, the feminized poor, and the land of deadened affect -- Morrison, Gissing, and the stark reality -- Hell hath its flâneurs : the discourse of the abyss -- Conclusion : representing the poor and forestalling abjection
Control code
62161167
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9780814210192
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005030683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780814210192
Label
The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) 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
Sensational journalism, male detachment, and the feminized victim -- Culturalism, the feminized poor, and the land of deadened affect -- Morrison, Gissing, and the stark reality -- Hell hath its flâneurs : the discourse of the abyss -- Conclusion : representing the poor and forestalling abjection
Control code
62161167
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9780814210192
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005030683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780814210192

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