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The Resource Orphan texts : Victorian orphans, culture and empire, Laura Peters

Orphan texts : Victorian orphans, culture and empire, Laura Peters

Label
Orphan texts : Victorian orphans, culture and empire
Title
Orphan texts
Title remainder
Victorian orphans, culture and empire
Statement of responsibility
Laura Peters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In one of the first studies of its kind, Orphan Texts seeks to insert the orphan, and the problems its existence poses, in the larger critical areas of the family and childhood in Victorian culture. In doing so, Laura Peters considers certain canonical texts alongside lesser known works from popular culture in order to establish the context in which discourses of orphanhood operated." "The study argues that the prevalence of the orphan figure can be explained by considering the family. The family and all it came to represent - legitimacy, race and national belonging - was in crisis. In order to reaffirm itself the family needed a scapegoat: it found one in the orphan figure. As one who embodied the loss of the family, the orphan figure came to represent a dangerous threat to the family; and the family reaffirmed itself through the expulsion of this threatening difference. The vulnerable and miserable condition of the orphan, as one without rights, enabled it to be conceived of, and treated as such, by the very institutions responsible for its care." "Orphan Texts will of interest to final year undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and those interested in the areas of Victorian literature, Victorian studies, postcolonial studies, history and popular culture."--BOOK JACKET
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Peters, Laura
Dewey number
820.93520694509034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Orphans in literature
Label
Orphan texts : Victorian orphans, culture and empire, Laura Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Difference within -- Popular orphan adventure narratives -- The emigration of orphan children -- Exile and return
Control code
b30020922176
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 158 p.
Isbn
9780719052323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Orphan texts : Victorian orphans, culture and empire, Laura Peters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Difference within -- Popular orphan adventure narratives -- The emigration of orphan children -- Exile and return
Control code
b30020922176
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 158 p.
Isbn
9780719052323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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