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The making of the modern self : identity and culture in eighteenth-century England / Dror Wahrman.

By: Wahrman, Dror‏
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2006Description: xviii, 414 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0300121393 ; 9780300121391Subject(s): Identity (Psychology) -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Self (Philosophy) -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century | July2016 | Humanities: English October2016DDC classification: 126.094109033 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Before the Self: The Ancien Régime identity and the revolution -- PartI : Snapshot: On queen bees and being queens: Varieties of gender in eighteenth century England -- Gender identities and the limits of cultural history -- Climate, civilization, and complexion: varieties of race -- Wide angle lens: gender, race class, and other animals -- Part II : Bird's-eye view: the eighteenth-century masquerade -- The Ancien Régime of identity -- Religion, commerce, and empire: enabling contexts of identity's Ancien Régime -- The Ancien Régime and the revolution -- The modern regime of selfhood -- The panoramic view: making an example of the French.
Summary: Wahrman argues that toward the end of the 18th century there was a radical change in notions of self & personal identity - a sudden transformation that was a revolution in the understanding of selfhood & of identity categories including race, gender, & class.
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Originally published: 2004.

Index : p. 403-414.

Bibliography : p. 322-402.

Before the Self: The Ancien Régime identity and the revolution --
PartI : Snapshot: On queen bees and being queens: Varieties of gender in eighteenth century England -- Gender identities and the limits of cultural history -- Climate, civilization, and complexion: varieties of race -- Wide angle lens: gender, race class, and other animals -- Part II : Bird's-eye view: the eighteenth-century masquerade -- The Ancien Régime of identity -- Religion, commerce, and empire: enabling contexts of identity's Ancien Régime -- The Ancien Régime and the revolution -- The modern regime of selfhood -- The panoramic view: making an example of the French.

Wahrman argues that toward the end of the 18th century there was a radical change in notions of self & personal identity - a sudden transformation that was a revolution in the understanding of selfhood & of identity categories including race, gender, & class.

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