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The Resource The work of the sun : literature, science, and political economy, 1760-1860, Ted Underwood

The work of the sun : literature, science, and political economy, 1760-1860, Ted Underwood

Label
The work of the sun : literature, science, and political economy, 1760-1860
Title
The work of the sun
Title remainder
literature, science, and political economy, 1760-1860
Statement of responsibility
Ted Underwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the end of the eighteenth century, British writers began to celebrate work in a strangely indirect way. Instead of describing diligence as an attribute of character, poets and novelists increasingly identified work with impersonal "energies" akin to natural force. Chemists traced mental and muscular work back to its source in sunlight, giving rise to the claim (beloved by nineteenth-century journalists) that "all the labor done under the sun is really done by it." The Work of the Sun traces the emergence of this model of work, exploring its sources in middle-class consciousness and its implications for British literature and science."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Underwood, T. L.
Dewey number
820.9/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S83
LC item number
U53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and science
  • English literature
  • Sun
Label
The work of the sun : literature, science, and political economy, 1760-1860, Ted Underwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-233) 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
Light as fluid agency -- Energy and the autonomy of middle-class work -- Apollo, God of enterprise -- Cowper's spontaneous task -- Wordsworth and the homelessness of engines -- Sunlight and the reification of culture -- Energy becomes labor : the role of engineering theory -- Productivism and the popularization of the First Law of Thermodynamics
Control code
56660049
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9781403965998
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005048826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The work of the sun : literature, science, and political economy, 1760-1860, Ted Underwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-233) 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
Light as fluid agency -- Energy and the autonomy of middle-class work -- Apollo, God of enterprise -- Cowper's spontaneous task -- Wordsworth and the homelessness of engines -- Sunlight and the reification of culture -- Energy becomes labor : the role of engineering theory -- Productivism and the popularization of the First Law of Thermodynamics
Control code
56660049
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9781403965998
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005048826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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