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Body Economic.

Author: Catherine Gallagher
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2008.
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The Body Economic revises the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Britain by demonstrating that political economists and the writers who often presented themselves as their literary antagonists actually held most of their basic social assumptions in common. Catherine Gallagher demonstrates that political economists and their Romantic and early-Victorian critics jointly relocated the idea of value from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Charles Dickens; George Eliot; Charles Dickens; George Eliot
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Gallagher
ISBN: 0691136300 9780691136301 1400826845 9781400826841
OCLC Number: 436342578
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed Aug. 3, 2009).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 CHAPTER 1: The Romantics and the Political Economists 7 CHAPTER 2: Bioeconomics and Somaeconomics:Life and Sensation in Classical Political Economy 35 CHAPTER 3: Hard Times and the Somaeconomics of the Early Victorians 62 CHAPTER 4: The Bioeconomics of Our Mutual Friend 86 CHAPTER 5: Daniel Deronda and the Too Much of Literature 118 CHAPTER 6: Malthusian Anthropology and the Aesthetics of Sacrifice in Scenes of Clerical Life 156 Afterword 185 Index 195

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