Enclosure Acts: Sexuality, Property, and Culture in Early Modern England

Enclosure Acts: Sexuality, Property, and Culture in Early Modern England

by Richard Burt, John M. Archer
     
 

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This book is the first to treat in detail the literary and cultural implications of enclosure in early modern England.

Bringing together the work of both senior and younger scholars who represent a wide range of critical orientations, Enclosure Acts focuses not only on the historical fact of land enclosure but also on the symbolic containment of sexuality in

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This book is the first to treat in detail the literary and cultural implications of enclosure in early modern England.

Bringing together the work of both senior and younger scholars who represent a wide range of critical orientations, Enclosure Acts focuses not only on the historical fact of land enclosure but also on the symbolic containment of sexuality in Elizabethan and Jacobean literary works. The first type of enclosure frequently has been treated by materialists and new historicists: feminists and theorists concerned with issues of gender have tended to concentrate on the second. The fourteen essays collected here explore the relationships between these two ways of perceiving enclosure in the context of cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801427459
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/26/1994
Series:
9/28/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1650L (what's this?)

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