The Resource Changing hands : industry, evolution, and the reconfiguration of the Victorian body, Peter J. Capuano

Changing hands : industry, evolution, and the reconfiguration of the Victorian body, Peter J. Capuano

Label
Changing hands : industry, evolution, and the reconfiguration of the Victorian body
Title
Changing hands
Title remainder
industry, evolution, and the reconfiguration of the Victorian body
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Capuano
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Changing Hands, Peter J. Capuano sifts through Victorian literature and culture for changes in the way the human body is imagined in the face of urgent questions about creation, labor, gender, class, and racial categorization, using "hands" (the "distinguishing mark of ... humanity") as the primary point of reference. Capuano complicates his study by situating the historical argument in the context of questions about the disappearance of hands during the twentieth century into the haze of figurative meaning. ... Capuano exposes a powerful, "embodied handedness" as the historical basis for many of the uncritically metaphoric, metonymic, and/or ideogrammatic approaches to the study of the human body in recent critical discourse."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
823/.8093561
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.B63
LC item number
C37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Changing hands : industry, evolution, and the reconfiguration of the Victorian body, Peter J. Capuano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-316) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Half-Lives of Hands -- Part I. Maneuvering Through Natural Theology and Industry. Shifting from Gaze to Grasp: "Odious Handywork" in Frankenstein ; The Anatomy of Anglican Industry: Mechanical Philosophy and Early Factory Fiction -- Part II. Manufacturing and Manipulating the Separate Spheres of Gender. Luddism, Needlework, and the Seams of Domesticity in Charlotte Brontë's Shirley ; Etiquette and Upper-Handedness in William Thackeray's Vanity Fair -- Part III. Handling the Perceptual Politics of Identity after Darwin. The Evolutionary Moment in Dickens's Great Expectations ; Racial Science and the Kabbalah in Eliot's Daniel Deronda -- Part IV. Plotting the Novelty of Manual Narratives. Handwriting and the hermeneutics of Detection in Dickens's Bleak House ; Narrative Red-Handedness in Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret and Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- Conclusion: The Victorians, the Twentieth Century, and Our Digital Present
Control code
ocn911665822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472052844
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34509173
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911665822
  • ebl0472121405

Library Locations

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