Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

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Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage - Gillen, Katherine
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Examines the way that theatrical representations of chastity inform broader concerns about the commoditisation of people in early capitalismChaste Value reassesses chastity's significance in early modern drama, arguing that presentations of chastity inform the stage's production of early capitalist subjectivity and social difference. Plays invoke chastity-itself a quasi-commodity-to interrogate the relationship between personal and economic value. Through chastity discourse, the stage disrupts pre-capitalist ideas of ...

Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage 2017, Edinburgh University Press

ISBN-13: 9781474417716

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