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Jane Austen's Civilized Women: Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process

by Enit Karafili Steiner
Format
Book
Published
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2012.
Language
English
Series
Gender and genre
ISBN
9781848931770 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 1848931778 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 9781848931787 (ebk.), 1848931786 (ebk.)
Summary
"Jane Austen's six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner's study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen's work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process and postmodern feminist positions on moral development and interpersonal relations. Austen is presented as a writer who not only participated in late eighteenth-century debates, but who is able to address twenty-first-century concerns of a theoretical and practical nature."--P. [4] of cover.
Contents
  • The juvenilia : untying the knots
  • Lady Susan and Northanger Abbey : riot in the brain
  • Sense and sensibility and Pride and prejudice : allowing for difference
  • Mansfield Park : emancipating 'puny' Fanny Price
  • Emma : the art of quarrelling
  • Persuasion : developing an 'elasticity of mind.'
Description
vii, 228 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-222) and index.
Series Statement
Gender and genre ; 9
Gender and genre ; no. 9
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