Curious Subjects by Hilary M. Schor

By: Hilary M. Schor

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9780199928095
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Pages
271
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178 x 254 x 26mm

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"Curious Subjects makes the striking and original argument that what we find at the intersection between women subjects (who choose and enter into contracts) and women objects (owned and defined by fathers, husbands, and the law) is curiosity. Women protagonists in the novel are always both curiosities: strange objects worthy of our interest and actors who are themselves actively curious-relentless askers of questions, even (and perhaps especially) when they are commanded to be content and passive. Schor's study pushes beyond commonplace historicist accounts of British culture in the period as a monolithic ideological formation"--
ISBN:
9780199928095
Publication Date:
08 / 01 / 2013
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
178 x 254 x 26mm

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