Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864

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With much recent work in Victorian studies focused on gender and class differences, the homogenizing features of 19th-century culture have received relatively little attention. In Making a Social Body , Mary Poovey examines one of the conditions that made the development of a mass culture in Victorian Britain possible: the representation of the population as an aggregate--a social body. Drawing on both literature and social reform texts, she analyzes the organization of knowledge during this period and explores its role in ...

Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226675244

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Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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