skip to content
The making of the modern self : identity and culture in eighteenth-century England Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Dror Wahrman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"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.".
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

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 p. : ill. ; 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.
More information:

Abstract:

"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.".

"Wahrman takes us on a panoramic voyage through English culture in pursuit of the historical origins of modern concepts of identity and self. He demonstrates their transformation with a fascinating variety of cultural evidence from eighteenth-century England, from theater to beekeeping, fashion to philosophy, art to travel and translations of the classics. Wahrman describes notions about self in the earlier 1700s - what he terms the "ancien regime of identity" - that seem bizarre, even incomprehensible, to present-day readers. He then examines how this peculiar world came to an abrupt end and the far-reaching consequences of that change.

In the process he reinterprets such familiar phenomena as Romanticism, the birth of class, the rise of feminism, and the language of natural rights. Wahrman posits a previously unrecognized cultural revolution, one that set the scene for an array of new departures signaling the onset of Western modernity."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54111546>
library:oclcnum"54111546"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/54111546>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2004"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:description"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."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/794186286>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The making of the modern self : identity and culture in eighteenth-century England"@en
schema:numberOfPages"414"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54111546>
schema:reviewBody""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."."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.