Searching for the Material in Peter K. Andersson’s ‘How Civilized Were the Victorians?’

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Abstract

This article is a response to Peter K. Andersson’s arguments about the ‘civilizing thesis’ in Victorian Studies. It examines his approach in relation to class, discourse, and structure, particularly in relation to the working classes and future directions in approaches to nineteenth-century sources. It suggests that Victorian scholars can learn from labour geographers, who offer new models that highlight structural inequalities while maintaining a sensitivity to post-structural cultural understandings of gender, race, and class.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-104
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Victorian Culture
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Victorian studies
  • class
  • civilizing process
  • materialism
  • nineteenth century
  • labour geography

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