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The Resource Child murder and British culture, 1720-1900, Josephine McDonagh

Child murder and British culture, 1720-1900, Josephine McDonagh

Label
Child murder and British culture, 1720-1900
Title
Child murder and British culture, 1720-1900
Statement of responsibility
Josephine McDonagh
Title variation
Child murder & British culture, 1720-1900
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Josephine McDonagh examines the idea of child murder in British culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Analysing texts drawn from economics, philosophy, law, and medicine as well as from literature, McDonagh highlights the manifold ways in which child murder echoes and reverberates in a variety of cultural debates and social practices. She places literary works within social, political, and cultural contexts, including debates on luxury, penal reform campaigns, slavery, the treatment of the poor, and birth control, tracing a trajectory from Swift's A Modest Proposal through to the debates on the New Woman at the turn of the twentieth century by way of Burke, Wordsworth, Wollstonecraft, George Eliot, George Egerton, and Thomas Hardy, among others. McDonagh demonstrates the haunting persistence of the notion of child murder within British culture in a volume that will be of interest to cultural and literary scholars alike."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonagh, Josephine
Dewey number
820.9/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.I52
LC item number
M38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Infanticide in literature
  • Children
  • Children
  • English literature
  • Infanticide
  • Infanticide
Label
Child murder and British culture, 1720-1900, Josephine McDonagh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-272) 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
Child murder and commercial society in the early eighteenth century -- 'A squeeze in the neck for bastards': the uncivilised spectacle of child-killing in the 1770s and 1780s -- 1789/1803: Martha Ray, the mob, and Malthus' mistress of the feast -- 'Bright and countless everywhere': the new poor law and the politics of prolific reproduction in 1839 -- 'A nation of infanticides': child murder and the national forgetting in Adam Bede -- Wragg's daughters: child murder towards the Fin-de-Sicl̈e -- English babies and Irish changelings
Control code
51810507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780521781930
Lccn
2003043814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Child murder and British culture, 1720-1900, Josephine McDonagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-272) 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
Child murder and commercial society in the early eighteenth century -- 'A squeeze in the neck for bastards': the uncivilised spectacle of child-killing in the 1770s and 1780s -- 1789/1803: Martha Ray, the mob, and Malthus' mistress of the feast -- 'Bright and countless everywhere': the new poor law and the politics of prolific reproduction in 1839 -- 'A nation of infanticides': child murder and the national forgetting in Adam Bede -- Wragg's daughters: child murder towards the Fin-de-Sicl̈e -- English babies and Irish changelings
Control code
51810507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780521781930
Lccn
2003043814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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