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Desire and Disorder: Fevers, Fictions, and Feeling in English Georgian Culture
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Publisher Bucknell Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 2007
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611482560
ISBN-10 1611482569
Original list price $85.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This is a richly contextualized study of a subject at the nexus of several current, scholarly concerns: colonialism, medical theory, sentimentalism, identity discourse, and fiction. Applying a variety of sources - medical, judicial, theoretical, and historical - to literary works, the book argues that the literary representations about fever formed an essential way to construct identity and that this identity carried political and ideological implications. Desire and Disorder offers a nuanced and sophisticated reading of a wealth of texts - both canonical and currently just beginning to be reread - that are key in literary and cultural history. Ward persistently observes the "troubling" as well as ordering aspects of the association of disease and identity, so that both the culture of Georgian England and the literary texts examined here emerge in a new light. It is an important, thoughtful study that shows how the previously under-regarded - indeed, largely ignored - discourse of health and disease underscores and underpins most of the fundamental structures and currents of eighteenth-century society.

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from Bucknell Univ Pr (September 30, 2007)
9780838756485 | details & prices | 297 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $57.50
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from Bucknell Univ Pr (May 1, 2007)
9781611482560 | details & prices | List price $85.00
About: This is a richly contextualized study of a subject at the nexus of several current, scholarly concerns: colonialism, medical theory, sentimentalism, identity discourse, and fiction.

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