Ruskin and Social Reform: Ethics and Economics in the Victorian Age

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In the first book to analyze the form and influence of Ruskin's social theory, Gill Cockram looks at Ruskin's significant contribution to social and intellectual thought in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In a field often overlooked by 19th century historians, 'Ruskin and Social Reform' clarifies for the first time how Ruskin's social theory was disseminated to a much wider readership than was evident in the mid-nineteenth century and how it was that Ruskin achieved great prominence as a social ...

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Overview

In the first book to analyze the form and influence of Ruskin's social theory, Gill Cockram looks at Ruskin's significant contribution to social and intellectual thought in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In a field often overlooked by 19th century historians, 'Ruskin and Social Reform' clarifies for the first time how Ruskin's social theory was disseminated to a much wider readership than was evident in the mid-nineteenth century and how it was that Ruskin achieved great prominence as a social philosopher. Cockram examines the chronological development of Ruskin's thought and establishes the extent of his influence among the nascent labour movement. It was the support of a thinker as original and as unconventional as Ruskin that helped to challenge the laissez-faire conformities of classical economics and launched the quest to find a more ethical and humane basis for social policy-making.

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Meet the Author

Gill Cockram completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is currently involved in further research of the history of political ideas.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Reception and Influence: Problems of Assessment
• Criticism of Laissez-Faire
• Early Socialism
• The 1870s
• Organisation of Thesis
• The Emergence of a Social and Economic Critic * Early Influences
• The Seeds of Social Criticism and Ruskin's Early Reception
• A Conscious Social Moralist
• Ethics and Economics: The Reception of Unto This Last and Munera Pulveris
• Unto This Last
• 'The Roots of Honour'
• 'The Veins of Wealth'
• 'Qui Judicatus Terram'
• 'Ad Valorem'
• Munera Pulveris
• Vindication: A Changing Society and a More Favourable Reception
• Introduction: Ruskin's Reception in the late 1860s
• A Changing Social and Economic Background
• Fors Clavigera
• Ruskin, Oxford, and Mill
• Frederic Harrison: Positive Thinking
• Conversion to Positivism
• Harrison, Comte and Political Economy
• Harrison, Ruskin and Unto This Last
• Harrison on Ruskin's Other Social Writing
• The Comtist Utopia
• Harrison, Ruskin and Authority
• Hobson, Ruskin and New Liberalism* Hobson's Background
• New Liberalism
• Hobson on Ruskin
• Hobson on Ruskin's Economic Reforms
• Flaws in Modern Industry* Hobson, Ruskin and Competition
• Hobson, Ruskin and Utopianism
• Hobson, Ruskin and the Political Arena
• Ruskin and the Socialists
• Defining Socialism
• Religion and the Working Classes
• Morris, Marx and Ruskin
• The Christian Socialist Revival
• Ruskin and the Socialist Leaders
• Ruskin's Influence upon Socialist Thought
• Conclusion: Moral Reconstruction in a Capitalist Society
• Select Bibliography *

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