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Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World
     

Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World

by Elaine Freedgood
 

In Victorian Writing about Risk, Elaine Freedgood explores a wide spectrum of once-popular literature, including works on political economy, sanitary reform, balloon flight, and African exploration. The consolations offered by this geography of risk are precariously predicated on the stability of dominant Victorian definitions of people and places. Women, men, the

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In Victorian Writing about Risk, Elaine Freedgood explores a wide spectrum of once-popular literature, including works on political economy, sanitary reform, balloon flight, and African exploration. The consolations offered by this geography of risk are precariously predicated on the stability of dominant Victorian definitions of people and places. Women, men, the laboring and middle classes, Africa and Africans: all have assigned identities that allow risk to be located and contained. When identities shift and boundaries fail, danger and safety begin to appear in all the wrong places.

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"...an enjoyable and well-written book." Victorian Studies

"Freedgood's work is most compelling..." Albion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521781084
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #28
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

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