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Economic Woman : Demand, Gender, and Narrative Closure in Eliot and Hardy / Deanna K. Kreisel.

Author/Creator:
Kreisel, Deanna K. author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
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Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Summary:
The ways in which women are portrayed in Victorian novels can provide important insights into how people of the day thought about political economy, and vice versa. In Economic Woman, Deanna K. Kreisel innovatively shows how images of feminized sexuality in novels by George Eliot and Thomas Hardy reflected widespread contemporary anxieties about the growth of capitalism. Economic Woman is the first book to address directly the links between classical political economy and gender in the novel. Examining key works by Eliot and Hardy, including The Mill on the Floss and Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Kreisel investigates the meaning of two female representations: the 'economic woman,' who embodies idealized sexual restraint and wise domestic management, and the degraded prostitute, characterized by sexual excess and economic turmoil. Kreisel effectively integrates economic thought with literary analysis to contribute to an ongoing and lively scholarly discussion.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Demand; or, the Cephalopod
1. Popular Demand: Surplus and Stagnation in Nineteenth-Century Political Economy
2. 'Fine Clothes an' Waste': Utopian Economy and the Problem of Femininity in Adam Bede
3. Superfluity and Suction: The Problem with Saving in The Mill on the Floss
4. 'All Was Over at Last': Epistemological and Domestic Economies in The Mayor of Casterbridge
5. Self-Sacrifice, Skillentons, and Mother's Milk: The Internalization of Demand in Tess
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Works Cited
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 07. Dez 2018)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442694149
OCLC:
1078913154
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442694149 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.