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Jane Austen and Modernization free pdf Jane Austen and Modernization presents something of a conundrum. How can Austen be yoked to a vast series of historical changes that postdate her writing life by at least half a century? The canonization of Austen and the development of a popular readership was 50 years in the making though and during these years, readers and critics of all stripes responded to Austen's work as representative of a social and historical formation that they themselves felt they were losing. This same half century corresponds to the development and institutionalization of sociology, the social science promulgated to answer the questions of modernity, to provide the tools and vocabulary to understand the period's erosion of social and moral cohesion. James Thompson argues here that the early sociologists - Durkheim, Weber, Simmel and Goffman - share a concern about social cohesion with Austen. Through sociological analysis of six novels, this book highlights the dynamic and dramatic process of individuation and offers an original, interdisciplinary intervention.

About James Thompson

James Thompson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Curricula at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He has published on restoration drama, the eighteenth-century novel, literary theory and pedagogy, and Jane Austen.

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Author : James Thompson
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 19 February 2015
ISBN : 1137496010
EAN : 9781137496010
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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