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Synopsis: Avuncularism explores the fiction of Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and many other writers in order to argue that the "nuclear" nineteenth-century family was, in fact, far more fractured and contradictory than twentieth-century critics have assumed. One important and long-forgotten point of such fracture is the popular nickname given to pawnbrokers in the Victorian era: My Uncle. This fundamental connection between pawnbrokers and uncles provides the touchstone of the author's larger argument: that representations of the "avunculate" (a term borrowed from anthropology) in nineteenth-century literature and culture mark a preoccupation with the increasingly theorized and embattled directives of a new political economy.
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"Eileen Cleere has given us a curious, intriguing, impressively researched, agreeably written, and exhaustive argument for the importance of "uncle" in nineteenth-century England..."—Victorian Studies
“This book is an innovative reconsideration of what patriarchy means and how it works in the Victorian context. By use of richly detailed readings and an exhaustive familiarity with the primary texts, Cleere literally gives new meaning to the word ‘avuncular.’” —Robyn R. Warhol,University of Vermont
Title: Avuncularism - Capitalism, Patriarchy, and ...
Publisher: Stanford Univ Press
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