Dirt In Victorian Literature And Culture

Author: Sabine Schuelting
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317392612
Size: 36.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5899
Download Read Online

Dirt In Victorian Literature And Culture from the Author: Sabine Schuelting. Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the reports of sanitary reformers. It seems to be "matter out of place," challenging traditional concepts of art and disregarding the concern with hygiene, deodorization, and purification at the center of the "civilizing process." Drawing upon Material Cultural Studies for an analysis of the complex relationships between dirt and textuality, the study adds a new perspective to scholarship on both the Victorian sanitation movement and Victorian fiction. The chapters focus on Victorian commodity culture as a backdrop to narratives about refuse and rubbish; on the impact of waste and ordure on life stories; on the production and circulation of affective responses to filth in realist novels and slum travelogues; and on the function of dirt for both colonial discourse and its deconstruction in postcolonial writing. They address questions as to how texts about dirt create the effect of materiality, how dirt constructs or deconstructs meaning, and how the project of writing dirt attempts to contain its excessive materiality. Schülting discusses representations of dirt in a variety of texts by Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Gissing, James Greenwood, Henry James, Charles Kingsley, Henry Mayhew, George Moore, Arthur Morrison, and others. In addition, she offers a sustained analysis of the impact of dirt on writing strategies and genre conventions, and pays particular attention to those moments when dirt is recycled and becomes the source of literary creation.

Cultivation And Culture

Author: Ira Berlin
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813914213
Size: 31.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3640
Download Read Online

Cultivation And Culture from the Author: Ira Berlin. So central was labor in the lives of African-American slaves that it has often been taken for granted, with little attention given to the type of work that slaves did and the circumstances surrounding it. Cultivation and Culture brings together leading scholars of slavery- historians, anthropologists, and sociologists- to explore when, where, and how slaves labored in growing the New World's great staples and how this work shaped the institution of slavery and the lives of African-American slaves. The authors focus on the interrelationships between the demands of particular crops, the organization of labor, the nature of the labor force, and the character of agricultural technology. They show the full complexity of the institution of chattel bondage in the New World and suggest why and how slavery varied from place to place and time to time.

Labour Theory Of Culture Routledge Library Editions Political Science

Author: Charles Woolfson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135026025
Size: 38.91 MB
Format: PDF
View: 7758
Download Read Online

Labour Theory Of Culture Routledge Library Editions Political Science from the Author: Charles Woolfson. Despite its importance in understanding the social relations of labour little attention has been paid by Western Marxists to evolutionary theory. Taking as a starting point an unfinished essay by Engels, the author argues that the human species must be seen as discontinuous with its nearest biological ancestors – that a qualitative distinction was brought about by social labour. It is argued that the most likely forms of human organization were co-operative and field studies are discussed which apparently provide evidence for tool use and linguistic ability among the higher primates. The relationship between hand and brain in terms of Marxist psychology is also elaborated.

Cultural Employment In Europe

Author: Andy Feist
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287143853
Size: 40.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6545
Download Read Online

Cultural Employment In Europe from the Author: Andy Feist. Characteristics of cultural sector employment in Europe; recent trends; consequences of change.

The Labour Of Leisure

Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184920439X
Size: 75.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6486
Download Read Online

The Labour Of Leisure from the Author: Chris Rojek. Leisure has always been associated with freedom, choice and flexibility. The week-end and vacations were celebrated as 'time off'. In his compelling new book, Chris Rojek turns this shibboleth on its head to demonstrate how leisure has become a form of labour. Modern men and women are required to be competent, relevant and credible, not only in the work place but with their mates, children, parents and communities. The requisite empathy for others, socially acceptable values and correct forms of self-presentation demand work. Much of this work is concentrated in non-work activity, compromising traditional connections between leisure and freedom. Ranging widely from an analysis of the inflated aspirations of the leisure society thesis to the culture of deception that permeates leisure choice, Rojek shows how leisure is inextricably linked to emotional labour and intelligence. It is now a school for life. In challenging the orthodox understandings of freedom and free time, The Labour of Leisure sets out an indispensable new approach to the meaning of leisure. Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Brunel University. In 2003 he was awarded the Allen V. Sapora Award for outstanding achievement in the field of leisure studies.

Employment Relations And National Culture

Author: Ferrie Pot
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782541134
Size: 65.66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 939
Download Read Online

Employment Relations And National Culture from the Author: Ferrie Pot. '. . . I would recommend this book to any student of international employment relations. It approaches the subject from a wide and unusual angle and is rooted, most importantly, in research.' - Len Holden, Asia Pacific Business Review Historically, alternative models of the employment relationship have developed across culturally diverse nation states. However, the trend towards globalization incorporates a powerful force towards an international uniformity of employment relations. Underlying the issues addressed in this book is the question of how important cultural differences are and will continue to be.

Culture And Economy In The Age Of Social Media

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317558197
Size: 17.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4290
Download Read Online

Culture And Economy In The Age Of Social Media from the Author: Christian Fuchs. Understanding social media requires us to engage with the individual and collective meanings that diverse stakeholders and participants give to platforms. It also requires us to analyse how social media companies try to make profits, how and which labour creates this profit, who creates social media ideologies, and the conditions under which such ideologies emerge. In short, understanding social media means coming to grips with the relationship between culture and the economy. In this thorough study, Christian Fuchs, one of the leading analysts of the Internet and social media, delves deeply into the subject by applying the approach of cultural materialism to social media, offering readers theoretical concepts, contemporary examples, and proposed opportunities for political intervention. Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand culture and the economy in an era populated by social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google in the West and Weibo, Renren, and Baidu in the East. Updating the analysis of thinkers such as Raymond Williams, Karl Marx, Ferruccio Rossi-Landi, and Dallas W. Smythe for the 21st century, Fuchs presents a version of Marxist cultural theory and cultural materialism that allows us to critically understand social media’s influence on culture and the economy.

Modernism Labour And Selfhood In British Literature And Culture 1890 1930

Author: Morag Shiach
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521834599
Size: 23.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2237
Download Read Online

Modernism Labour And Selfhood In British Literature And Culture 1890 1930 from the Author: Morag Shiach. Shiach examines the ways in which labour was experienced and represented between 1890 and 1930. There is a critical tradition in literary and historical studies that sees the impact of modernity on human labour in terms of intensification and alienation. Shiach, however, explores a series of efforts to articulate the relations between labour and selfhood within modernism. Through readings of Sylvia Pankhurst and D. H. Lawrence, Shiach shows how labour underpins the political and textual innovations of the period. This study will be of interest to literary and cultural scholars alike.

The Ashgate Research Companion To Popular Culture In Early Modern England

Author: Andrew Hadfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317042069
Size: 59.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 7377
Download Read Online

The Ashgate Research Companion To Popular Culture In Early Modern England from the Author: Andrew Hadfield. The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production (while also questioning the validity of such terminology). The authors examine how popular culture impacted upon people's everyday lives during the period, helping to define how individuals and groups experienced the world. Issues as disparate as popular reading cultures, games, food and drink, time, textiles, religious belief and superstition, and the function of festivals and rituals are discussed. This research companion will be an essential resource for scholars and students of early modern history and culture.