By Tina Young Choi

ISBN-10: 0472119729

ISBN-13: 9780472119721

Anonymous Connections asks how the Victorians understood the moral, epistemological, and organic implications of social belonging and participation. in particular, Tina Choi considers the methods nineteenth-century reporters, novelists, clinical writers, and social reformers took good thing about spatial frames-of-reference in a social panorama remodeling because of extreme urbanization and enlargement. New modes of transportation, transferring city demographics, and the specter of epidemics emerged in this interval as nameless and involuntary sorts of touch among unseen multitudes. whereas earlier paintings at the early Victorian social physique have tended to explain the nineteenth-century social sphere in static political and sophistication phrases, Choi’s paintings charts new serious terrain, redirecting consciousness to the productive—and unpredictable—spaces among person our bodies in addition to to the hot narrative types that emerged to symbolize them. Anonymous Connections makes an important contribution to scholarship on nineteenth-century literature and British cultural and scientific historical past whereas supplying a well timed exam of the historic forebears to fashionable matters concerning the cultural and political influence of globalization.


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