Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity

Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity

By: Zubin Meer (editor), Lisa Eck (contributor), Nancy Armstrong (contributor), James Cruise (contributor), Megan Heffernan (contributor), David Jenemann (contributor), McCall McCall (contributor), Nigel Joseph (contributor), Deborah Cook (contributor), McNeece McNeece (contributor)Hardback

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Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity is an edited collection of sixteen essays on the idea of the modern sovereign individual in the western cultural tradition. Reconsidering the eighteenth-century realist novel, twentieth-century modernism, and underappreciated topics on individualism and literature, this volume provocatively revises and enriches our understanding of individualism as the generative premise of modernity itself.

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Zubin Meer is a Ph.D. Candidate at York University, Toronto.


Chapter 1 Introduction: Individualism Revisited Part 2 Part 1: Individualism in Early Modernity Chapter 3 Chapter 1: A Silence in the Family Tree: The Genealogical Subject in Heldris of Cornwall's Silence Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Shakespeare's Polycentric Marketplace: Why the Individual and the Community Need Not Be at Odds Chapter 5 Chapter 3: "A World of My Own Creating": Private Worlds and Social Selves in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Secrecy and Spies: London, 1650-1800 Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Infectious Fictions in A Journal of the Plague Year: Defoe and the Empirical Self Chapter 8 Chapter 6: The Other Side of Modern Individualism: Locke and Defoe Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Locke's Disciplined Self: A Postcolonial Perspective Chapter 10 Chapter 8: The Tragedies of Sentimentalism: Privatizing Happiness in the Eighteenth Century Part 11 Part 2: Individualism in Late Modernity Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Lukacs, Bakhtin, and the Apocalypse of Self in the Modern Novel Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Camouflage Work: Precisionist Painting and the Hidden Subject of Modernism Chapter 15 Chapter 12: The Precarious Subject of Late Capitalism: Rereading Adorno on the "Liquidation" of Individuality Chapter 16 Chapter 13: The Encrypted Individual in Dialectic of Enlightenment Chapter 17 Chapter 14: The Rise and Decline of the Individual in Adorno: Exit Hamlet, Enter Hamm Chapter 18 Chapter 15: The Individual as Cheshire Cat in Reading "Lolita" in Tehran Chapter 19 Chapter 16: Re-Orienting the Human: The Esoteric Self

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  • publication date: 26/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780739122648
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780739122648
  • weight: 599
  • ISBN10: 0739122649

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