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The powers of distance : cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment

Author: Amanda Anderson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2001]
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Combining analysis of Victorian literature and culture with forceful theoretical argument, The Powers of Distance examines the progressive potential of those forms of cultivated detachment associated with Enlightenment and modern thought. Amanda Anderson explores a range of practices in nineteenth-century British culture, including methods of objectivity in social science, practices of omniscience in artistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Anderson, Amanda, 1960-
Powers of distance.
Princeton [N.J]. : Princeton University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001016378
(OCoLC)45804834
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Anderson
ISBN: 9780691188065 0691188068
OCLC Number: 1044749264
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Gender, modernity, and detachment: domestic ideals and the case of Charlotte Brontë's Villette --
Cosmopolitanism in different voices: Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit and the hermeneutics of suspicion --
Disinterestedness as a vocation: revisiting Matthew Arnold --
The cultivation of partiality: George Eliot and the Jewish question --
"Manners before morals": Oscar Wilde and epigrammatic detachment.
Responsibility: Amanda Anderson.
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Combining analysis of Victorian literature and culture with forceful theoretical argument, The Powers of Distance examines the progressive potential of those forms of cultivated detachment associated with Enlightenment and modern thought. Amanda Anderson explores a range of practices in nineteenth-century British culture, including methods of objectivity in social science, practices of omniscience in artistic realism, and the complex forms of affiliation in Victorian cosmopolitanism. Anderson demonstrates that many writers--including George Eliot, John Stuart Mill, Charlotte Brontë, Matthew Arnold, and Oscar Wilde--thoughtfully address the challenging moral questions that attend stances of detachment. In so doing, she offers a revisionist account of Victorian culture and a tempered defense of detachment as an ongoing practice and aspiration. The Powers of Distance illuminates its historical object of study and provides a powerful example for its theoretical argument, showing that an ideal of critical detachment underlies the ironic modes of modernism and postmodernism as well as the tradition of Enlightenment thought and critical theory. Its broad understanding of detachment and cultivated distance, together with its focused historical analysis, will appeal to theorists and critics across the humanities, particularly those working in literary and cultural studies, feminism, and postcolonialism. Original in scope and thesis, this book constitutes a major contribution to literary history and contemporary theory.

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