Coverart for item
The Resource The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England, edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar

The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England, edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar

Label
The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England
Title
The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar
Title variation
Culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering a variety of disciplinary perspectives, The Culture of the Gift in Eighteenth-Century England analyzes the long-overlooked role of gift exchange in literary texts, cultural documents, and economic relations in the period from 1660-1800. Contributors argue that the gift was instrumental to the workings of eighteenth-century society: it supported the phenomenal rise of charities, explained the increasingly complicated trade relations, enforced conventions of obligation and social hierarchies, and both strengthened and challenged the emergence of a market economy. Building upon the works of recent theorists, these essays provide innovative readings of how gift transactions shaped the institutions and practices that gave this era its distinctive identity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.G46
LC item number
C85 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zionkowski, Linda
  • Klekar, Cynthia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Generosity in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Social classes
  • English language
  • Great Britain
  • Locke, John
Label
The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England, edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-252) 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/
  • Linda Zionkowski
  • Cynthia Klekar
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Theories of Benevolence
  • 1.
  • Rights and Reciprocity in the Political and Philosophical Discourse of Eighteenth-Century England/
  • Anna Moltchanova
  • Susannah Ottaway
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Charity Education and the Spectacle of "Christian Entertainment"/
  • Jad Smith
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Debt without Redemption in a World of "Impossible Exchange": Samuel Richardson and Philanthropy/
  • John A. Dussinger
  • p. 55
  • II.
  • Conduct and the Gift
  • 4.
  • 'Tis Better to Give: The Conduct Manual as Gift/
  • Marilyn Francus
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Gift of an Education: Sarah Trimmer's Oeconomy of Charity and the Sunday School Movement/
  • Dorice Williams Elliott
  • p. 107
  • III.
  • Erotics of the Gift
  • 6.
  • Obligation, Coercion, and Economy: The Deed of Trust in Congreve's The Way of the World/
  • Cynthia Klekar
  • p. 125
  • 7.
  • Erotics of the Gift: Gender and Exchange in the Eighteenth-Century Novel/
  • Charles Haskell Hinnant
  • p. 143
  • 8.
  • Fictions of the Gift in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall/
  • Jennie Batchelor
  • p. 159
  • 9.
  • Nation, the Gift, and the Market in The Wanderer/
  • Linda Zionkowski
  • p. 177
  • IV.
  • Gift and Commerce
  • 10.
  • Josiah Wedgwood's Goodwill Marketing/
  • Susan B. Egenolf
  • p. 197
  • 11.
  • Anson at Canton, 1743: Obligation, Exchange, and Ritual in Edward Page's "Secret History"/
  • Robert Markley
  • p. 215
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 235
  • Index.
  • p. 253
Control code
704242513
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 263 p.
Isbn
9780230608290
Lccn
2008024779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England, edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-252) 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/
  • Linda Zionkowski
  • Cynthia Klekar
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Theories of Benevolence
  • 1.
  • Rights and Reciprocity in the Political and Philosophical Discourse of Eighteenth-Century England/
  • Anna Moltchanova
  • Susannah Ottaway
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Charity Education and the Spectacle of "Christian Entertainment"/
  • Jad Smith
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Debt without Redemption in a World of "Impossible Exchange": Samuel Richardson and Philanthropy/
  • John A. Dussinger
  • p. 55
  • II.
  • Conduct and the Gift
  • 4.
  • 'Tis Better to Give: The Conduct Manual as Gift/
  • Marilyn Francus
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Gift of an Education: Sarah Trimmer's Oeconomy of Charity and the Sunday School Movement/
  • Dorice Williams Elliott
  • p. 107
  • III.
  • Erotics of the Gift
  • 6.
  • Obligation, Coercion, and Economy: The Deed of Trust in Congreve's The Way of the World/
  • Cynthia Klekar
  • p. 125
  • 7.
  • Erotics of the Gift: Gender and Exchange in the Eighteenth-Century Novel/
  • Charles Haskell Hinnant
  • p. 143
  • 8.
  • Fictions of the Gift in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall/
  • Jennie Batchelor
  • p. 159
  • 9.
  • Nation, the Gift, and the Market in The Wanderer/
  • Linda Zionkowski
  • p. 177
  • IV.
  • Gift and Commerce
  • 10.
  • Josiah Wedgwood's Goodwill Marketing/
  • Susan B. Egenolf
  • p. 197
  • 11.
  • Anson at Canton, 1743: Obligation, Exchange, and Ritual in Edward Page's "Secret History"/
  • Robert Markley
  • p. 215
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 235
  • Index.
  • p. 253
Control code
704242513
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 263 p.
Isbn
9780230608290
Lccn
2008024779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...