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The making of the modern self : identity and culture in eighteenth-century England

Author: Dror Wahrman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
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"Toward the end of the eighteenth century, a radical change occurred in notions of self and personal identity. This was sudden transformation, says Dror Wahrman, and nothing short of a revolution in the understanding of selfhood and of identity categories including race, gender, and class. In this pathbreaking book, he offers a fundamentally new interpretation of this critical turning point in Western history."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dror Wahrman
ISBN: 0300102518 9780300102512
OCLC Number: 54111546
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Snapshot: on queen bees and being queens --
Varieties of gender in the eighteenth-century England --
Gender identities and the limits of cultural history --
Climate, civilization and complexion : varieties of race --
Wide-angle lens : gender, race, class, and other animals --
Bird's-eye view : the eighteenth-century masquerade --
The ancien régime of identity --
Religion, commerce and empire : enabling contexts of identity's ancien régime --
The ancien régime and the revolution --
The modern regime of selfhood --
The panoramic view : making an example of the French.
Responsibility: Dror Wahrman.
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