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The culture of the gift in eighteenth-century England

Author: Linda Zionkowski; Cynthia Klekar
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Offering a variety of disciplinary perspectives, The Culture of the Gift in Eighteenth-Century England analyzes the long-overlooked role of gift exchange in literary texts, cultural documents, and economic relations in the period from 1660-1800. Contributors argue that the gift was instrumental to the workings of eighteenth-century society: it supported the phenomenal rise of charities, explained the increasingly
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Zionkowski; Cynthia Klekar
ISBN: 0230608299 9780230608290
OCLC Number: 231834273
Description: xi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Rights and reciprocity in the political and philosophical discourse of eighteenth-century England / Anna Moltchanova and Susannah Ottaway --
Charity education and the spectacle of "Christian entertainment" / Jad Smith --
Debt without redemption in a world of "impossible exchange" : Samuel Richardson and philanthropy / John A. Dussinger --
'Tis better to give : the conduct manual as gift / Marilyn Francus --
The gift of an education : Sarah Trimmer's Oeconomy of charity and the Sunday school movement / Dorce Williams Elliott --
Obligation, coercion, and economy : the deed of trust in Congreve's The way of the world / Cynthia Klekar --
The erotics of the gift : gender and exchange in the eighteenth-century novel / Charles Haskell Hinnant --
Fictions of the gift in Sarah Scott's Millennium Hall / Jennie Batchelor --
The nation, the gift, and the market in The wanderer / Linda Zionkowski --
Josiah Wedgwood's goodwill marketing / Susan B. Egenolf --
Anson at Canton, 1743 : obligation, exchange, and ritual in Edward Page's "Secret history" / Robert Markley.
Other Titles: Culture of the gift in 18th-century England
Responsibility: edited by Linda Zionkowski and Cynthia Klekar.
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