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The Resource Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900, Richard Adelman

Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900, Richard Adelman

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Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900
Title
Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900
Statement of responsibility
Richard Adelman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Charting the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy, Richard Adelman explores the changing significances and the developing concepts of idleness and aesthetic consciousness during the nineteenth century. Through careful analysis of some of the period's most influential thinkers, including John Stuart Mill, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Adelman weaves together evolving ideas across a range of intellectual discourses - political economy, meditative poetry, the ideology of the 'gospel of work', cultural theory, the Gothic and psychoanalysis. In doing so, he reconstructs debates over passivity and repose and demonstrates their centrality to the cultural politics of the age. Arguing that hardened conceptions of aesthetic consciousness come into being at moments of civic unrest concerning political representation and that the fin-de-siècle witnesses the demonization of the once revolutionary category of aesthetic consciousness, the book demonstrates that late eighteenth-century positivity around human spirituality is comprehensively dismantled by the beginning of the twentieth century
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelman, Richard
Dewey number
820.9/357
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.A33
LC item number
A35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Laziness in literature
Label
Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900, Richard Adelman
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Idleness, moral consciousness & sociability -- Political economy & the logic of idleness -- The 'gospel of work' -- Cultural theory & aesthetic failure -- The gothicization of idleness -- Conclusion -- Epilogue substitutive satisfaction -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
CR9781108539791
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108539791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Idleness and aesthetic consciousness, 1815-1900, Richard Adelman
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Idleness, moral consciousness & sociability -- Political economy & the logic of idleness -- The 'gospel of work' -- Cultural theory & aesthetic failure -- The gothicization of idleness -- Conclusion -- Epilogue substitutive satisfaction -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
CR9781108539791
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108539791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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