Conceptualizing Cruelty to Children in Nineteenth-Century by Monica Flegel PDF

By Monica Flegel

ISBN-10: 0754664562

ISBN-13: 9780754664567

ISBN-10: 1138261874

ISBN-13: 9781138261877

relocating nimbly among literary and historic texts, Monica Flegel presents a much-needed interpretive framework for realizing the categorical formula of kid cruelty popularized via the nationwide Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to young children (NSPCC) within the past due 19th century. Flegel considers a variety of recognized and extra imprecise texts from the mid-eighteenth century to the early 20th, together with philosophical writings through Locke and Rousseau, poetry via Coleridge, Blake, and Caroline Norton, works via reporters and reformers like Henry Mayhew and Mary chippie, and novels by way of Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Morrison. taking over an important themes equivalent to the linking of kids with animals, the determine of the kid performer, the connection among trade and baby endangerment, and the matter of teen delinquency, Flegel examines the emergence of kid abuse as an issue of criminal and social crisis in England, and its connection to prior, basically literary representations of endangered kids. With the emergence of the NSPCC and the hot crime of cruelty to teenagers, new professions and genres, akin to baby defense and social casework, supplanted literary works because the authoritative voices within the definition of social ills and their healing. Flegel argues that this improvement had fabric results at the lives of youngsters, in addition to profound implications for the position of sophistication in representations of agony and abused youngsters. Combining nuanced shut readings of person texts with persuasive interpretations in their impacts and barriers, Flegel's booklet makes an important contribution to the heritage of early life, social welfare, the kinfolk, and Victorian philanthropy.

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Relocating nimbly among literary and old texts, Monica Flegel presents a much-needed interpretive framework for knowing the categorical formula of kid cruelty popularized via the nationwide Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to kids (NSPCC) within the past due 19th century. Flegel considers quite a lot of recognized and extra vague texts from the mid-eighteenth century to the early 20th, together with philosophical writings via Locke and Rousseau, poetry through Coleridge, Blake, and Caroline Norton, works through newshounds and reformers like Henry Mayhew and Mary wood worker, and novels via Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Morrison.

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