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Making Social Knowledge in the Victorian City [electronic resource] : The Visiting Mode in Manchester, 1832-1914 /
Martin Hewitt.
imprint
London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
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pages cm
ISBN
9780367135683, 9780367135690, 9781000005394, 9781000012217, 9781000018738
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Book
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imprint
London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
isbn
9780367135683
9780367135690
9781000005394
9781000012217
9781000018738
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction: The "statistical moment" and its limits -- The visiting mode -- The cartographic imaginary -- Gaskell's Manchester: the visiting mode in fiction -- The case of educational reform.
abstract
"This study explores the 'ecology of knowledge' of urban Britain in the Victorian period and seeks to examine the way in which Victorians comprehended the nature of their urban society, through an exploration of the history of Victorian Manchester, and two specific case studies on the fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell and the campaigns for educational extension which emerged out of the city. It argues that crucial to the Victorians' approaches was the 'visiting mode' as particular discursive formation, including its institutional foundations, its characteristic modes and assumptions, and the texts which exemplify it. Recognition of the importance of the visiting mode, it is argued, offers a fundamental challenge to established Foucauldian interpretations of nineteenth century society and culture, and provides an important corrective to recent scholarship of nineteenth century technologies of knowing"--
catalogue key
12994082
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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