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The cultural work of empire : the seven years' war and the imagining of the Shandean State

Author: Carol Watts
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
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This work argues that the Seven Years' War (1756-63) produced both an intense historial consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation, and a radical re-imagining of the state and the subjectivities of those who inhabit it.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watts, Carol.
Cultural work of empire.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)76935990
Named Person: Laurence Sterne; Laurence Sterne
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Watts
ISBN: 9780748631223 0748631224
OCLC Number: 227206687
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 335 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : the cultural work of empire --
Lunacy in the cosmopolis (1759) : expansion and imperial recoil --
Patriot games : military masculinity and the recompense of virtue --
Pricksongs in gotham : or, the sexual oeconomy of state imagining --
Friendship, slavery and the politics of pity, including a visit from Phyllis Wheatley --
Women's time and work-discipline : or, the secret history of 'Poor Maria' --
'Bramin, Bramine' : Sterne, Eliza Draper and the passage to India --
Concluding along Shandean lines.
Responsibility: Carol Watts.

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A vibrant study of the rich cultural and literary landscape of mid-eighteenth Britain and the forging of 'modern' subjectivity in a time of global war.  Read more...

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