skip to content
Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world

Author: Patricia Akhimie
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge studies in Shakespeare, 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare's plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement - this book demonstrates the ways that the pursuit of personal improvement was accomplished by the simultaneous stigmatization of  Read more...
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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Akhimie
ISBN: 9780815356431 0815356439
OCLC Number: 1029308352
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Othello, blackness, and the process of marking --
"Bruised with adversity": race and the slave/servant body in The comedy of errors --
"Hard-handed men": manual labor and imaginative capacity in A midsummer night's dream --"Fill our skins with pinches": cultivating Calibans in The tempest --
Coda: pedestrian check.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Shakespeare, 29.
Responsibility: Patricia Akhimie.

Abstract:

Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare's plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement - this book demonstrates the ways that the pursuit of personal improvement was accomplished by the simultaneous stigmatization of particular kinds of difference. The widespread belief that one could better, or cultivate, oneself through proper conduct was coupled with an equally widespread belief that certain markers (including but not limited to "blackness"), indicated an inability to conduct oneself properly, laying the foundation for what we now call "racism." A careful reading of Shakespeare's plays reveals a recurring critique of the conduct system voiced, for example, by malcontents and social climbers like Iago and Caliban, and embodied in the struggles of earnest strivers like Othello, Bottom, Dromio of Ephesus, and Dromio of Syracuse, whose bodies are bruised, pinched, blackened, and otherwise indelibly marked as uncultivatable. By approaching race through the discourse of conduct, this volume not only exposes the epistemic violence toward stigmatized others that lies at the heart of self-cultivation, but also contributes to the broader definition of race that has emerged in recent studies of cross-cultural encounter, colonialism, and the global early modern world.--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Richly embedded in the historical discourses of conduct, from ars apodemica to angling, and brilliantly attuned to the legacy of indelible difference in the political present, Shakespeare and the Read more...

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

Tags

Be the first.
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


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1029308352> # Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1029308352" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/racism_in_literature> ; # Racism in literature
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/822.33/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/slavery_in_literature> ; # Slavery in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/blacks_in_literature> ; # Blacks in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/social_mobility_in_literature> ; # Social mobility in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/self_culture_in_literature> ; # Self-culture in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Person/shakespeare_william_1564_1616> ; # William Shakespeare
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/race_in_literature> ; # Race in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/political_and_social_views> ; # Political and social views
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Person/akhimie_patricia> ; # Patricia Akhimie
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2018" ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare's plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement - this book demonstrates the ways that the pursuit of personal improvement was accomplished by the simultaneous stigmatization of particular kinds of difference. The widespread belief that one could better, or cultivate, oneself through proper conduct was coupled with an equally widespread belief that certain markers (including but not limited to "blackness"), indicated an inability to conduct oneself properly, laying the foundation for what we now call "racism." A careful reading of Shakespeare's plays reveals a recurring critique of the conduct system voiced, for example, by malcontents and social climbers like Iago and Caliban, and embodied in the struggles of earnest strivers like Othello, Bottom, Dromio of Ephesus, and Dromio of Syracuse, whose bodies are bruised, pinched, blackened, and otherwise indelibly marked as uncultivatable. By approaching race through the discourse of conduct, this volume not only exposes the epistemic violence toward stigmatized others that lies at the heart of self-cultivation, but also contributes to the broader definition of race that has emerged in recent studies of cross-cultural encounter, colonialism, and the global early modern world.--"@en ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- Othello, blackness, and the process of marking -- "Bruised with adversity": race and the slave/servant body in The comedy of errors -- "Hard-handed men": manual labor and imaginative capacity in A midsummer night's dream --"Fill our skins with pinches": cultivating Calibans in The tempest -- Coda: pedestrian check."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4726104670> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Series/routledge_studies_in_shakespeare> ; # Routledge studies in Shakespeare ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world"@en ;
    schema:productID "1029308352" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780815356431> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB812497> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1029308352> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Person/akhimie_patricia> # Patricia Akhimie
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Akhimie" ;
    schema:givenName "Patricia" ;
    schema:name "Patricia Akhimie" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Person/shakespeare_william_1564_1616> # William Shakespeare
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1564" ;
    schema:deathDate "1616" ;
    schema:familyName "Shakespeare" ;
    schema:givenName "William" ;
    schema:name "William Shakespeare" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Series/routledge_studies_in_shakespeare> # Routledge studies in Shakespeare ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1029308352> ; # Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world
    schema:name "Routledge studies in Shakespeare ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/blacks_in_literature> # Blacks in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Blacks in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/political_and_social_views> # Political and social views
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Political and social views"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/race_in_literature> # Race in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Race in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/racism_in_literature> # Racism in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Racism in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/self_culture_in_literature> # Self-culture in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Self-culture in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/slavery_in_literature> # Slavery in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Slavery in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#Topic/social_mobility_in_literature> # Social mobility in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social mobility in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4726104670#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:description "ebook version :" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1029308352> ; # Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780815356431>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0815356439" ;
    schema:isbn "9780815356431" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1029308352>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1029308352> ; # Shakespeare and the cultivation of difference : race and conduct in the early modern world
    schema:dateModified "2019-01-13" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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