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Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni

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Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing
Title
Colonies, cults and evolution
Title remainder
literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing
Statement of responsibility
David Amigoni
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of culture, now such an important term within both the arts and the sciences, is a legacy of the nineteenth century. By closely analyzing writings by evolutionary scientists such as Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace, and Herbert Spencer, alongside those of literary figures including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Arnold, Butler, and Gosse, David Amigoni shows how the modern concept of 'culture' developed out of the interdisciplinary interactions between literature, philosophy, anthropology, colonialism, and, in particular, Darwin's theories of evolution. He goes on to explore the relationship between literature and evolutionary science by arguing that culture was seen less as a singular idea or concept, and more as a field of debate and conflict. This fascinating book includes much material on the history of evolutionary thought and its cultural impact, and will be of interest to scholars of intellectual and scientific history as well as of literature
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Amigoni, David
Dewey number
820/.9/356
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
59
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Culture
  • Culture in literature
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Colonies in literature
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Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
'Symbolical of more important things': writing science, religion and colonialism in Coleridge's 'culture' -- 'Our origin, what matters it?': Wordsworth's excursive portmanteau of culture -- Charles Darwin's entanglements with stray colonists: cultivation and the species questions -- 'In one another's being mingle': biology and the dissemination of 'culture' after 1859 -- Samuel Butler's symbolic offensives: colonies and mechanical devices in the margins of evolutionary writing -- Edmund Gosse's cultural evolution: sympathetic magic, imitation and contagious literature -- Conclusion: culture's field, culture's vital robe
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ocn224438122
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1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780511379284
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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(OCoLC)224438122
Label
Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing, David Amigoni
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
'Symbolical of more important things': writing science, religion and colonialism in Coleridge's 'culture' -- 'Our origin, what matters it?': Wordsworth's excursive portmanteau of culture -- Charles Darwin's entanglements with stray colonists: cultivation and the species questions -- 'In one another's being mingle': biology and the dissemination of 'culture' after 1859 -- Samuel Butler's symbolic offensives: colonies and mechanical devices in the margins of evolutionary writing -- Edmund Gosse's cultural evolution: sympathetic magic, imitation and contagious literature -- Conclusion: culture's field, culture's vital robe
Control code
ocn224438122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511379284
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)224438122

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