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The Resource Monstrous society : reciprocity, discipline, and the political uncanny, c. 1780-1848, David Collings

Monstrous society : reciprocity, discipline, and the political uncanny, c. 1780-1848, David Collings

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Monstrous society : reciprocity, discipline, and the political uncanny, c. 1780-1848
Title
Monstrous society
Title remainder
reciprocity, discipline, and the political uncanny, c. 1780-1848
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David Collings
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Monstrous Society problematizes competing representations of reciprocity in England in the decades around 1800. It argues that in the eighteenth-century moral economy, power is divided between official authority and the counter-power of plebeians. This tacit, mutual understanding comes under attack when influential political thinkers, such as Edmund Burke, Jeremy Bentham, and T.R. Malthus, attempt to discipline the social body, to make state power immune from popular response. But once negated, counter-power persists, even if in the demands of a debased, inhuman body. Such a response is writ large in Gothic tales, especially Matthew Lewis's The Monk and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and in the innovative, embodied political practices of the mass movements for Reform and the Charter. By interpreting the formation of modern English culture through the early modern practice of reciprocity, David Collings constructs a "nonmodern" mode of analysis, one that sees modernity not as a break from the past but as the result of attempts to transform traditions that, however distorted, nevertheless remain broadly in force."--Jacket
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1959-
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Collings, David
Dewey number
820.9/3584107
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.P6
LC item number
C65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Bentham, Jeremy
  • Malthus, T. R.
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
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Monstrous society : reciprocity, discipline, and the political uncanny, c. 1780-1848, David Collings
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-321) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reversibility and the crowd in early modern England -- The monstrous crowds and mysterious incorporations of Edmund Burke -- Society without reciprocity: the auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham -- The ghost of revolution: the politics of the uncanny in The monk -- Discipline of disaster: the cancellation of reciprocity in T. R. Malthus -- Monstrous "man": impasses of social mastery in Frankenstein -- The politics of reciprocity: transformations of counterpower at the end of early modern England
Control code
228744333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780838757208
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008021939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)228744333
Label
Monstrous society : reciprocity, discipline, and the political uncanny, c. 1780-1848, David Collings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-321) 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
Reversibility and the crowd in early modern England -- The monstrous crowds and mysterious incorporations of Edmund Burke -- Society without reciprocity: the auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham -- The ghost of revolution: the politics of the uncanny in The monk -- Discipline of disaster: the cancellation of reciprocity in T. R. Malthus -- Monstrous "man": impasses of social mastery in Frankenstein -- The politics of reciprocity: transformations of counterpower at the end of early modern England
Control code
228744333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780838757208
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008021939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)228744333

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