Sense, Sensibility & Social Stratification: Reading Jane Austen through an Anthropological Lens (Paperback)
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Sense, Sensibility & Social Stratification: Reading Jane Austen through an Anthropological Lens (Paperback)

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Published: 02/10/2023
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Dive into the captivating world of Jane Austen’s novels from a fresh and innovative perspective in ‘Sense, Sensibility, and Social Stratification’. This work explores the intricate connections between wealth, power, and social status through Austen’s keen observations of human behaviour. Unveiling the hidden economic dimensions of Austen’s narratives, this groundbreaking book uncovers the complex interplay between economic transactions, social hierarchies and personal agency. From the constraints faced by women in a patriarchal society to the impact of materialism and consumer culture, this engaging analysis connects Austen’s timeless works to contemporary economic anthropology. Discover a new understanding of Austen’s world and its relevance to our own in this captivating exploration.



‘Sense, Sensibility and, Social Stratification’ embarks on a captivating exploration of Jane Austen’s timeless novels from an innovative perspective – through the lens of economic anthropology. This groundbreaking non-fiction work unveils a hidden layer of Austen’s narratives, revealing how her keen observations of social dynamics and economic interactions provide profound insights into the complexities of human behaviour and the shaping of societies. 



Drawing on extensive research and meticulous analysis, this work weaves together Austen’s rich tapestry of characters, societal structures, and economic systems to unravel the intricate connections between wealth, power, and social status. Through a series of captivating case studies, the book delves into the economic forces that underpin Austen’s world, shedding light on the unspoken rules, hidden motivations, and intricate social hierarchies that govern her characters’ lives.



This engaging exploration goes beyond a mere literary analysis by connecting Austen’s insights to contemporary economic anthropology.  Drawing parallels between Austen’s era and present-day economic systems, the book explores the enduring relevance of Austen’s observations for understanding the complexities of our own economic world. From the constraints faced by women in a patriarchal society to the impact of materialism and consumer culture, this book uncovers the profound economic themes woven throughout Austen’s narratives. 



Whether you are a Jane Austen enthusiast, a student of economic anthropology, or simply a curious reader seeking a fresh perspective on Austen's works, ‘Sense, Sensibility, and Social Stratification’ offers a captivating and enlightening journey into the intricate web of economic relationships and social dynamics that shaped Austen’s world – and continue to resonate with our own.

Publisher: Brown Dog Books
ISBN: 9781839527029
Number of pages: 136
Dimensions: 197 x 134 mm

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