Exploring Stereotyped Images in Victorian and Twentieth-century Literature and Society

Exploring Stereotyped Images in Victorian and Twentieth-century Literature and Society

By: John Morris (editor)Hardback

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These essays explore the nature and effect of differing categories of stereotype: racial, social, sexual, class media, and cultural. Essays examine how best-selling novels gain their effect from the use of stereotyping of the Negro and Jew; the way in which women in Victorian England were expected to be seen; the use of working-class stereotypes; and how literature and other cultural productions portray people and situations in terms of the media even to the extent of their being reduced to electronically projected images representative of the accelerating standardization and mechanization of mass society.


Introduction - on stereotypes and stereotyping, John Morris; stereotypes of woman in Victorian England, Laurence Lerner; racial stereotypes in the fiction of Richard Wright, David Seed; the stereotype as satire in the fiction of Richard Aldington, Norman T. Gates; reading stereotypes - changing the lighting in "A Passage to India", Leonie Lichtenstein; "have at the masters!" - working-class stereotypes in some 19th-century novels, R.C. Terry; the "fallen woman" in the Victorian novel, Brenda Mothersole; "when it was dark" - Jews in the literature of Guy Thorne, Colin Holmes and Gina Mitchell; the emergent stereotype of man as machine, John Morris.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773493254
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780773493254
  • ISBN10: 0773493255

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