Feudalism to Capitalism

Peasant and Landlord in English Agrarian Development

Author: John E. Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134908378X

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Feudalism to Capitalism

Peasant and Landlord in English Agrarian Development

Author: John E. Martin

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Campesinado - Gran Bretaña - Historia

Page: 255

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The Gender of Freedom

Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere

Author: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 7124

In a sweeping reassessment of early American literature, The Gender of Freedom explores the workings of the literary public sphere—from its colonial emergence through the antebellum flourishing of sentimentalism. Placing representations of and by women at the center rather than the margin of the public sphere, this book links modern forms of political identity to the seemingly private images of gender displayed prominently in the developing public sphere. The “fictions of liberalism” explored in this book are those of marriage and motherhood, sentimental domesticity, and heterosexual desire—narratives that structure the private realm upon which liberalism depends for its meaning and value. In a series of bold theoretical arguments and nuanced readings of literary texts, the author explores the political force of these private narratives with chapters on the Antinomian crisis in Puritan Massachusetts, early national models of gender and marriage in the works of Charles Brockden Brown and Hannah Webster Foster, infanticide narratives and nineteenth-century accounts of motherhood in the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Lydia Maria Child, and “re-arranging” marriage in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys

Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel

Author: Bi-qi Beatrice Lei,Judy Celine Ick,Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315442949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 2065

This volume gives Asia’s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical structures that determine Shakespeare studies today, close analysis of Shakespeare’s Asian journeys, critical encounters, cultural geographies, and the political complexions of these negotiations reveal perspectives different to the European. Exploring what Shakespeare has done to Asia along with what Asia has done with Shakespeare, this book demonstrates how Shakespeare helps articulate Asianess, unfolding Asia’s past, reflecting Asia’s present, and projecting Asia’s future. This is achieved by forgoing the myth of the Bard’s universality, bypassing the authenticity test, avoiding merely descriptive or even ethnographic accounts, and using caution when applying Western theoretical frameworks. Many of the productions studied in this volume are brought to critical attention for the first time, offering new methodologies and approaches across disciplines including history, philosophy, sociology, geopolitics, religion, postcolonial studies, psychology, translation theory, film studies, and others. The volume explores a range of examples, from exquisite productions infused with ancient aesthetic traditions to popular teen manga and television drama, from state-dictated appropriations to radical political commentaries in areas including Japan, India, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, China, and the Philippines. This book goes beyond a showcasing of Asian adaptations in various languages, styles, and theatre traditions, and beyond introductory essays intended to help an unknowing audience appreciate Asian performances, developing a more inflected interpretative dialogue with other areas of Shakespeare studies.

Sensible Flesh

On Touch in Early Modern Culture

Author: Elizabeth D. Harvey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218299

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4134

"As histories of corporeal experience in the period become at one more specific and more focused, this signal collection will stand as a tribute to the general power of such a particular focus."—Studies in English Literature

British Book News

Author: H. R. F. Keating

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711202498

Category: Best books

Page: 320

View: 4621

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1884

ANZJS

The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 1470

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Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change

Author: Henry Bernstein

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565493567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 9506

Development processes are never neutral. They impact various groups and classes of people differently. A high food price may benefit some rich peasants who produce and sell food surplus, but it may disadvantage landless rural laborers. A project on irrigation may benefit those who own the land, but not the landless tenants. Nowadays, official documents by governments and development agencies tend to lump different groups of people into vague categories like rural poor. This might be useful in some cases, but in large part this thinking can harm the poorest of the poor. Using Marx’s theory of capitalism, Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change argues that class dynamics should be the starting point of any analysis of agrarian change. It provides an accessible introduction to agrarian political economy while showing clearly how the argument for bringing class back in provides an alternative to inherited conceptions of the agrarian question. It illustrates what is at stake in different ways of thinking about class dynamics and the effects of agrarian change in today’s globalized world.

Studies in History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

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