The culture of sensibility : sex and society in eighteenth-century Britain (Book, 1996) []
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The culture of sensibility : sex and society in eighteenth-century Britain

The culture of sensibility : sex and society in eighteenth-century Britain

Author: G J Barker-Benfield
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. <etc.> : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book documents the emergence of the culture of sensibility that transformed British society of the eighteenth century. It focuses on the rise of new moral and spiritual values and the struggle  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J Barker-Benfield
ISBN: 0226037134 9780226037134
OCLC Number: 885172299
Description: XXXIV, 520 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1: Sensibility and the Nervous System Wollstonecraft's Perspective: The Gendering of Sensibility A New Psychoperceptual System The Application of the New System: George Cheyne, 1671-1743 The Reformation of Manners Combined with Consumerism Nerve Theory in Novels Female Nerves and Sensibility's Ambiguity 2: The Reformation of Male Manners The Public Manners of Men The Campaign for the Reformation of Manners Heart Religion The Civilizing Process and British Commercial Capitalism Changed Environments and the New World of Parents and Children 3: The Question of Effeminacy Shaftesbury Mandeville Hume and Smith Henry MacKenzie Politics and Boys' Literature: Thomas Day. 4: Women and Eighteenth-Century Consumerism Home Demand Women Become Literate, Women Write Novels Women's Self-Expression in Fashion Fiction Records Women's Pleasure Seeking Ambivalence toward Women's Pursuit of Consumer Pleasures Taste 5: A Culture of Reform Antiworldview Women and Humanitarian Reform Stalking Horses: The Campaign on Behalf of Victims of Male Barbarity Sensibility's Goal: The Man of Feeling Sensibility's Method: Conversion The Cult of Sensibility Methodism and the Culture of Sensibility The Rights of Woman and the Reformation of Manners 6: Women and Individualism: Inner and Outer Struggles over Sensibility The Sentimentalizing Process Egotism and Opposition The Reality of Heroism and Romance Subversive Potentials in Women's Developing Minds: Marriage and Class Still More Subversive Potentials: Sensibility and Sex 7: Wollstonecraft and the Crisis over Sensibility in the 1790s Amazons at the Boundary Wollstonecraft, Hays, and the Conflict over Sensibility Wollstonecraft Becomes Amazon "Man Was Made to Reason, Woman to Feel": Compromise Notes Index
Responsibility: G.J. Barker-Benfield.


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