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Ignoble Displacement:Dispossessed Capital in Neo-Dickensian London By Stephanie Polsky,

  • Title: Ignoble Displacement:Dispossessed Capital in Neo-Dickensian London
  • Author: Stephanie Polsky
  • ISBN: 9781782798804
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year 2012 marked the bicentenary of Dickens s birth At this time it is relevant to consider the other Dickens and to explore those aspects of Dickens s life and work that have been less subject to critical revision, reappraisal, and transformation within contemporary cultural studies of his work This book aims to critically assess the Dickensian cultural legacy oThe year 2012 marked the bicentenary of Dickens s birth At this time it is relevant to consider the other Dickens and to explore those aspects of Dickens s life and work that have been less subject to critical revision, reappraisal, and transformation within contemporary cultural studies of his work This book aims to critically assess the Dickensian cultural legacy of the Victorian age in the twentieth and twenty first centuries with regard to the rise of free market capitalism and imperial expansion, which form the backdrop of his canonical works Dickens s work performs for us a past that can seldom be ignored in taking up all these questions and thus poses the opportunity to reassess these issues, in service to today s societal dilemmas By focusing on Dickens preoccupations within the space of Victorian Britain, we can foresee the implications of his thought to the shaping of attitudes that prevail today when considering the Others of our own society and the Others outside, which have held up the weight of global enterprise for the past two centuries From this standpoint, this book marks a radical departure from traditional Dickensian scholarship, because it is about tracing a trajectory of capitalism through Dickens s writing and the conditions in society and in his personal dealings that reflect this development of capitalism from the Victorian era to the present day.The object of this book is to demonstrate how the recent financial crisis has its roots in Victorian capitalism s liberal moral, economic, and cultural legacies While this book certainly references Victorian themes and their contemporary significance, its larger aim is to bring the political discourse of the Victorian era, to bear on contemporary reimaginings of the nineteenth century and their sustained impact in shaping twenty first century social, political and economic policies in Britain today These same relations still implicate themselves in the way we look at both culture and capital, both human and financial, as we approach the twenty first century in some senses as Neo Victorians operating on registers of neoliberal and neocolonial enterprise that have their antecedents in the historical atmosphere of Dickensian London At a fundamental level, this research addresses the relationship between the themes of capital and empire in Dickens s novels and the confluence of global economy and liberal politics in the Victorian era that remain relevant to our understanding of today s global financial crisis and the significance it has in maintaining a logic for neoliberal governmentality.
    Ignoble Displacement Dispossessed Capital in Neo Dickensian London The year marked the bicentenary of Dickens s birth At this time it is relevant to consider the other Dickens and to explore those aspects of Dickens s life and work that have been less subject to

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