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.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Victorian Culture|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Dec 2016|
- Victorian studies
- civilizing process
- nineteenth century
- labour geography