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Avuncularism: Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Nineteenth-Century English Culture (Hardback)
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Avuncularism: Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Nineteenth-Century English Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 19/05/2004
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Avuncularism explores the fiction of Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and many other writers in order to argue that the "nuclear" nineteenth-century family was, in fact, far more fractured and contradictory than twentieth-century critics have assumed. One important and long-forgotten point of such fracture is the popular nickname given to pawnbrokers in the Victorian era: My Uncle. This fundamental connection between pawnbrokers and uncles provides the touchstone of the author's larger argument: that representations of the "avunculate" (a term borrowed from anthropology) in nineteenth-century literature and culture mark a preoccupation with the increasingly theorized and embattled directives of a new political economy.

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804750257
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm

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