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The Resource Victorian writing about risk : imagining a safe England in a dangerous world, Elaine Freedgood

Victorian writing about risk : imagining a safe England in a dangerous world, Elaine Freedgood

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Victorian writing about risk : imagining a safe England in a dangerous world
Title
Victorian writing about risk
Title remainder
imagining a safe England in a dangerous world
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Freedgood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Victorian Writing about Risk, Elaine Freedgood explores the geography of risk produced by a wide spectrum of once-popular literature, including works on politic economy, sanitary reform, balloon flight, Alpine mountaineering and African exploration. The consolations offered by this geography of risk are precariously predicated on the stability of dominant Victorian definitions of people and places. Women, men, the laboring and middle classes, the English and the Irish, Africa and Africans: all have assigned identities that allow risk to be located and contained. When identities shift and boundaries fail, danger and safety begin to appear in all the wrong places. The texts that this study focuses on reveal the ways in which risk moralizes and naturalizes the economic and political institutions of industrial, imperial culture during a period of unprecedented expansion and change."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedgood, Elaine
Dewey number
820.9/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • English prose literature
  • Risk perception
  • British
  • Great Britain
  • Travel writing
  • Travel in literature
  • Risk in literature
  • Autobiography
Label
Victorian writing about risk : imagining a safe England in a dangerous world, Elaine Freedgood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The uses of pain: cultural masochism and the colonization of the future in Victorian mountaineering memoirs
  • 5.
  • A field for enterprise: the memoirs of David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley
  • Introduction: the practice of paradise
  • 1.
  • Banishing panic: J.R. McCulloch, Harriet Martineau and the popularization of political economy
  • 2.
  • The rhetoric of visible hands: Edwin Chadwick, Florence Nightingale and the popularization of sanitary reform
  • 3.
  • Groundless optimism: regression in the service of the ego, England and empire in Victorian ballooning memoirs
  • 4.
Control code
ocm51214727
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511010125
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51214727
Label
Victorian writing about risk : imagining a safe England in a dangerous world, Elaine Freedgood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The uses of pain: cultural masochism and the colonization of the future in Victorian mountaineering memoirs
  • 5.
  • A field for enterprise: the memoirs of David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley
  • Introduction: the practice of paradise
  • 1.
  • Banishing panic: J.R. McCulloch, Harriet Martineau and the popularization of political economy
  • 2.
  • The rhetoric of visible hands: Edwin Chadwick, Florence Nightingale and the popularization of sanitary reform
  • 3.
  • Groundless optimism: regression in the service of the ego, England and empire in Victorian ballooning memoirs
  • 4.
Control code
ocm51214727
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511010125
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51214727

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