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The Resource The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle

The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle

Label
The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor
Title
The imagination of class
Title remainder
masculinity and the Victorian urban poor
Statement of responsibility
Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A meld of two scholars' research and conclusions, The Imagination of Class is a synthetic journey through middle class Victorian discourse posed by poverty in the midst of plenty - but not that alone. Rather Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle argue that the representation of abject poverty in the nineteenth century also displaced anxieties aroused by a variety of challenges to Victorian middle class masculinity. The book's main argument, in fact, is that the male middle class imagery of urban poverty in the Victorian age presents a complex picture, one in which anxieties about competition, violence, class-based resentment, individuality, and the need to differentiate oneself from the scions of inherited wealth influence mightily the ways in which the urban poor are represented. In the representations themselves, the urban poor are alternately envisioned as sentimentalized (and feminized) victims who stimulate middle class affective response, as the objects of the professionalized discourses of the social sciences (and social services), and as an often hostile social force resistant to the "culturalizing," taming processes of a maternalist social science." "Through carefully nuanced discussions of a variety of Victorian novelists, journalists, and sociological investigators (some well known, like Dickens, and others less well known, like Masterman and Greenwood), the book offers new insight into the role played by the imagination of the urban poor in the construction of Victorian middle class masculinity. Whereas many scholars have discussed the feminization of the poor, virtually no one has addressed how the poor have served as a site at which middle class men fashioned their own class and gender identity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bivona, Daniel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Henkle, Roger B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Urban poor
  • Social classes in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Poverty in literature
  • Poor in literature
  • Armut
  • Städtische Gesellschaft
  • Klasse
  • Englische Literatur
  • Mann
  • Englische Literatur
  • English prose literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Poor in literature
  • Poverty in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Urban poor
  • Great Britain
  • Fattigdom
  • Medelklassen
  • Klassamhället
  • Litteraturvetenskap
  • Journalistik
  • Fattiga
  • Fattiga i litteraturen
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Label
The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sensational journalism, male detachment, and the feminized victim -- Culturalism, the feminized poor, and the land of deadened affect -- Morrison, Gissing, and the stark reality -- Hell hath its flâneurs : the discourse of the abyss -- Conclusion : representing the poor and forestalling abjection
Control code
ocn971252273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814272497
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kgb3rt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971252273
Label
The imagination of class : masculinity and the Victorian urban poor, Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sensational journalism, male detachment, and the feminized victim -- Culturalism, the feminized poor, and the land of deadened affect -- Morrison, Gissing, and the stark reality -- Hell hath its flâneurs : the discourse of the abyss -- Conclusion : representing the poor and forestalling abjection
Control code
ocn971252273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814272497
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kgb3rt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971252273

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