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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2002; 5711–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2002.57.1.1
Published: 01 June 2002
...Andrea Henderson This essay explores a particular moment in the history of commodity fetishism by means of an examination of Frances Burney's The Wanderer (1814). The novel, which is explicitly concerned with the social changes facing early-nineteenth-century England, reveals that at this...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1996; 51153–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933840
Published: 01 June 1996
..." manifest different forms of fetishism thath can be interpreted in both Marxian and Freudian terms, as well as in terms of Pierre Bourdieu's more recent theory of "political fetishishm." One of the implications of the struggle for possession of the "spoils" is that value and meaning do not somehow passively...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1981; 363318–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3044696
Published: 01 December 1981
...James McLaverty Copyright 1981 Regents of the University of California Comtean Fetishism in Silas Mlarner JAMES MCLAVERTY THE CONTRAST AT THE HEART of Silas Marner, between Silas, who spontaneously adopts a child, and Godfrey Cass, who, though she is his own, rejects her, draws its fullest...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 724487–514 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.72.4.487
Published: 01 March 2018
...David Sweeney Coombs David Sweeney Coombs, “The Sense and Reference of Sound; or, Walter Pater’s Kinky Literalism” (pp. 487–514) This essay explores the erotic possibilities of literal reading by strategically fetishizing the recurring figure of harmony in Walter Pater’s essay “The School of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1994; 493321–338 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933819
Published: 01 December 1994
... always senses while reading Keats becomes in this poem the mouth that devours, the voice in his own head that would not die, that would not stop repeating the tale of his pain, anger, doubt, and grief. Copyright 1994 The Regents of the University of California. Decapitating Romance: Class, Fetish...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 723338–373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.3.338
Published: 01 December 2017
... its interlocutors—including Auguste Comte, Ludwig Feuerbach, and Karl Marx—I read Edward Tulliver’s primitive materialism and the Dodson sisters’ fetishism as both humorous reactions and more earnest forms of resistance to this increasing abstraction. Eliot ultimately turns toward the figurative...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744448–472 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.448
Published: 31 March 2020
... transac- tions that have been discussed in terms of fetishism, a pseudo- religious cult of sacred relics, or sentimental collaborations, and in each instance used by critics to probe and refine our understanding of the nature of Stowe s sentimentalism.1 While Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 74, No...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743360–387 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.360
Published: 01 December 2019
... hand would belong is a material god. To the extent that Eliot was thinking in evolutionary terms associ- ated with the sociology of Auguste Comte, we might note that we are looking here, as in other places in the novel, at fetishism, the first stage of the three-part theological stage that itself was...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742263–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.263
Published: 01 September 2019
... epistemological crisis on a long and dismaying historical continuum. The second question, by contrast, seems at first more banal: what do we make of open plan houses that deliberately dissolve walls and barriers at the center of the new middle-class home? Is the fetishized perpetual transparency and constant...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742266–270 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.266
Published: 01 September 2019
... continuum. The second question, by contrast, seems at first more banal: what do we make of open plan houses that deliberately dissolve walls and barriers at the center of the new middle-class home? Is the fetishized perpetual transparency and constant interpenetration of this new architecture of family...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732271–274 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.271
Published: 01 September 2018
... fatalistically accept their doomed status (p. 146). In performance, Forrest as Metamora simultaneously fetishized the Indian and elevated Forrest as an essential American man, best equipped to claim an autochthonous Americanness for himself and other white American men (p. 168). Early Roman plays explored the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732147–160 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.147
Published: 01 September 2018
... Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter (Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 2007), p. 85. See also David Chidester, Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa (Char- lottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1996). 20 For the nineteenth-century...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 723413–418 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.3.413
Published: 01 December 2017
... to a bifurcated Prome- theus. Black Prometheus discerns this agonistic motif across a dizzying range of texts and periods: chapter 2 turns to Voltaire, Louis De Jaucourt, Robert Potter, and Olaudah Equiano; chapter 3 examines African fetishism via G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Frederick Doug- lass...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722161–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.161
Published: 01 September 2017
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713369–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.369
Published: 01 December 2016
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 711126–130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.1.126
Published: 01 June 2016
... connoisseur must be disciplined, and the fetishized art object or the filthy theory of the picturesque is subsequently exchanged for a sanitary philosophy derived as much from Ruskin as from more certified sanitarians (p. 55). The sanitary plots of novels such as Averil Beaumont s Mag- dalen Wynard (1872...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704530–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.530
Published: 01 March 2016
... replace God with the abstract forces of science or technology, the arc of the story remains the same. The primary force governing these stories (whether it is nature or energy or science) often remains vague and abstract. MacDuffie casts such narratives as akin to commodity fetish- ism in the way that...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 703413–416 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.3.413
Published: 01 December 2015
... Indian does not own English, nei- ther, it turns out, does the pure Anglo. For Kipling, Worth shows us, technology splices and alienates language into meaningless syllables, and, by extension, the British empire, like the commodity fetish, spins off and takes on an autonomous vitality from the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 703401–405 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.3.401
Published: 01 December 2015
... (p. 65). A problem here is signaled by the term uniquely for it is difficult to prove either that Dickens predicted his readers experiences or that his reading practices resembled anyone else s. (An art historian friend describes this as the bunny problem if I have a bunny fetish, I cannot...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 683323–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.3.323
Published: 01 December 2013
... hasten to add, theologically supercharged in some eso- terically indirect way: the reified Negro of the proslavery eth- nologists does not so much (or at least not only) reveal the black as commodity fetish, homo sacer, or scapegoat that is, the subject of a kind of negative or inverted theology in which...