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Riassunto: Monstrous Dreams of Reason explores one of the most enduring and intriguing paradoxes of the British Enlightenment: how reason gives rise to both the beneficial and the monstrous.
This collection of twelve previously unpublished essays explores the conflicts sparked by the extraordinary range of new ideas and material possibilities in the eighteenth-century British Empire, reading the Enlightenment less as a set of axioms than as a variety of cultural and ideological formations. The essays demonstrate how profoundly eighteenth-century formulations of gender, race, class, and sexuality have, through their challenges to a less empirical, rational, and universalizing past, set the terms for debates in the centuries that followed. They explore a wide range of texts, from Georgic poetry to crime stories, from illness narratives to travel journals, from theatrical performances to medical discourse, and from political treatises to the novel.
Exemplifying different methodologies and theoretical perspectives, yet addressing a nexus of important cultural and critical issues, Monstrous Dreams of Reason makes a telling and exciting intervention in the ongoing debate about the Enlightenment's identity as a history of the present, and as a crucial moment presaging the modern and the postmodern condition.
Sinossi: Explores the conflicts of modernity, but less as a group of ideas than as a related set of cultural and ideological formations. The essays demonstrate how profoundly eighteenth-century formulations of gender, race, class and sexuality have, through their challenges to an apparently less empirical, rational, and universalising past, set the terms for debates in the centuries that followed.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808387546033.0
Descrizione libro Bucknell Univ Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2595820456
Descrizione libro Bucknell Univ Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. This copy appears to be in nearly new condition. Codice libro della libreria G0838754600I2N00
Descrizione libro Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, PA, 2002. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: NF. Textured black paper over boards with gilt titles to spine in blue and green jacket with Goya illustration to front, 8vo. 361pp. Index, endnotes with essays. Fine/Near Fine. Book has mild spine slant with no effect on tight, strong binding. Jacket has 1/4" tear (internally tape-reinforced) with associated surface loss to lower spine end. Book and jacket are otherwise as new: bright, tight, sharp and unmarked. Jacket in Brodart. Neither ex-lib nor remainder. Codice libro della libreria 009853
Descrizione libro BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2002. Encuadernacion original. Condizione libro: NUEVO / NEW. 292 paginas, figuras. Codice libro della libreria 319868
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Codice libro della libreria 97808387546032.0
Descrizione libro Bucknell Univ Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0838754600