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The Resource The representation of bodily pain in late nineteenth-century English culture, Lucy Bending

The representation of bodily pain in late nineteenth-century English culture, Lucy Bending

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The representation of bodily pain in late nineteenth-century English culture
Title
The representation of bodily pain in late nineteenth-century English culture
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Bending
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a study of the ways in which concepts of pain were treated across a broad range of late-Victorian writing. The book places literary texts alongside sermons, medical books and campaigning leaflets
  • "This book presents a study of the ways in which concepts of pain were treated across a broad range of late Victorian writing, placing literary texts alongside sermons, medical textbooks and campaigning leaflets, in order to suggest patterns of representation and evasion to be perceived throughout the different texts assembled. Pain is not a shared, cross-cultural phenomenon and this book uses the examples of fire-walking, flogging, and tattooing to show that, despite that fact that pain is often invoked as a marker of shared human identity, understandings of pain are sharply affected by class, gender, race, and supposed degree of criminality. In arguing this case, Virginia Woolf's claim that there is no language for pain is taken seriously, but the importance of this book lies in its exploration of the ways in which the seemingly incommunicable experience of bodily suffering can be conveyed."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bending, Lucy
Dewey number
820.935609034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.P18
LC item number
B46 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Pain in literature
  • Pain
  • Human body in literature
Label
The representation of bodily pain in late nineteenth-century English culture, Lucy Bending
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-298) 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
1. Christian Understandings of Physical Suffering -- 2. Medical Understandings of Pain -- 3. Pain and Language -- 4. Antivivisectionary Rhetoric and Pain -- 5. The Question of Shared Human Sensibility -- 6. The Pleasures and Pains of Flogging
Control code
43970495
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780198187172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The representation of bodily pain in late nineteenth-century English culture, Lucy Bending
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-298) 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
1. Christian Understandings of Physical Suffering -- 2. Medical Understandings of Pain -- 3. Pain and Language -- 4. Antivivisectionary Rhetoric and Pain -- 5. The Question of Shared Human Sensibility -- 6. The Pleasures and Pains of Flogging
Control code
43970495
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780198187172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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