The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment

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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 ...

The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment 2001, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691074979

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The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment 2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691074962

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