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Democratic subjects : the self and the social in nineteenth-century England

Author: Patrick Joyce
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history is the story of two men, and of the stories they and others told in order that it might be known who they were. It is a history of identity, 'the self' and social identity, and the realm of 'the social' itself in which identity is located. It explores critically the nature of class identity by looking at the formation and influence of two men who might be taken as representative of what 'working class'
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Edwin Waugh; John Bright; Edwin Waugh; John Bright; John Bright; Edwin Waugh; John Bright; Edwin Waugh; Edwin Waugh; John (Politiker) Bright
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Joyce
ISBN: 0521443342 9780521443340 0521448026 9780521448024
OCLC Number: 28928630
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. The sorrows of Edwin Waugh: a study in 'working-class' identity --
pt. II. John Bright and the English people: a study in 'middle-class' identity --
pt. III. Democratic romances: narrative as collective identity in nineteenth-century England.
Responsibility: Patrick Joyce.
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