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The powers of distance : cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment, Amanda Anderson

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The powers of distance : cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment
Title
The powers of distance
Title remainder
cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment
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Amanda Anderson
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Language
eng
Summary
Combining analysis of Victorian literature and culture with forceful theoretical argument, The Powers of Distance examines the progressive potential of those forms of cultivated detachment associated with Enlightenment and modern thought. Amanda Anderson explores a range of practices in nineteenth-century British culture, including methods of objectivity in social science, practices of omniscience in artistic realism, and the complex forms of affiliation in Victorian cosmopolitanism. Anderson demonstrates that many writers--including George Eliot, John Stuart Mill, Charlotte Brontë, Matthew Arnold, and Oscar Wilde--thoughtfully address the challenging moral questions that attend stances of detachment. In so doing, she offers a revisionist account of Victorian culture and a tempered defense of detachment as an ongoing practice and aspiration. The Powers of Distance illuminates its historical object of study and provides a powerful example for its theoretical argument, showing that an ideal of critical detachment underlies the ironic modes of modernism and postmodernism as well as the tradition of Enlightenment thought and critical theory. Its broad understanding of detachment and cultivated distance, together with its focused historical analysis, will appeal to theorists and critics across the humanities, particularly those working in literary and cultural studies, feminism, and postcolonialism. Original in scope and thesis, this book constitutes a major contribution to literary history and contemporary theory
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Amanda
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Irony in literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature et société
  • Aliénation (Psychologie sociale) dans la littérature
  • Postmodernisme (Littérature)
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Psychologie différentielle dans la littérature
  • Internationalisme dans la littérature
  • Ironie dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • English literature
  • Irony in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Great Britain
  • Distanz
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Weltbürgertum
  • Weltbürgertum
  • Englisch
  • Aliénation (Psychologie sociale) dans la littérature
  • Internationalisme dans la littérature
  • Ironie dans la littérature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature et société
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Postmodernisme (Littérature)
  • Psychologie différentielle dans la littérature
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The powers of distance : cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment, Amanda Anderson
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Gender, modernity, and detachment: domestic ideals and the case of Charlotte Brontë's Villette -- Cosmopolitanism in different voices: Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit and the hermeneutics of suspicion -- Disinterestedness as a vocation: revisiting Matthew Arnold -- The cultivation of partiality: George Eliot and the Jewish question -- "Manners before morals": Oscar Wilde and epigrammatic detachment
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on1044749264
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188065
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv397595
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044749264
Label
The powers of distance : cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment, Amanda Anderson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) 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
Gender, modernity, and detachment: domestic ideals and the case of Charlotte Brontë's Villette -- Cosmopolitanism in different voices: Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit and the hermeneutics of suspicion -- Disinterestedness as a vocation: revisiting Matthew Arnold -- The cultivation of partiality: George Eliot and the Jewish question -- "Manners before morals": Oscar Wilde and epigrammatic detachment
Control code
on1044749264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188065
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/ctv397595
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044749264

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