Introduction: boundaries in theory and history

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Introduction: boundaries in theory and history

Show simple item record Gagnier, Regenia en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB 2008-05-19T16:08:19Z en_GB 2011-01-25T10:12:26Z en_US 2013-03-20T13:57:31Z 2004-09-01 en_GB
dc.description.abstract WHEN ANGELIQUE RICHARDSON AND I began collecting the essays included here, we were interested to see how recent theorists of boundaries like Audre Lorde (hyphenated identities), Gloria Anzaldua (borderlands), Donna Haraway (cyborg), J-F Lyotard (the in-between), or Jacques Derrida (deconstruction) fared in relation to classic theorists of boundaries like Aristotle, Hegel, Marx, and Darwin. We found that while the field of Victorian Studies has absorbed the theory, current practitioners may refer little to past or present theoretical masters. Rather they describe which boundaries were salient to the Victorians and why; when they were permeable and how; and who enforced them and to what ends. The essays in this volume focus on specific boundaries and amass a wealth of detailed knowledge about them. They include the boundaries or boundlessness of London and her suburbs (Parrinder, Cunningham); transnational or deterritorialized boundaries of empire (Spear and Meduri); psychological boundaries (Rylance, Trotter); boundaries between body and soul (Moran) and living and dead (Robson); generic boundaries (Barzilai, Howsam, Small, Toker); boundaries of popular representation between art and politics (Ledger, Livesey); and boundaries between humans, animals, and machines (Joseph and Sussman). The essays here interrogate boundaries historically and pragmatically, with a high tolerance of the in-between or queer, to which I shall return below. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 32 (2): pp 397-406 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017.S1060150304000555 en_GB
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dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
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dc.subject Boundaries - Social Sciences en_GB
dc.subject Boundaries - Philosophy en_GB
dc.subject Great Britain - History - 1837-1901 en_GB
dc.subject Victorian en_GB
dc.title Introduction: boundaries in theory and history en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB 2008-05-19T16:08:19Z en_GB 2011-01-25T10:12:26Z en_US 2013-03-20T13:57:31Z
dc.identifier.issn 10601503 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 14701553 en_GB
dc.description Introduction to special issue on Victorian boundaries. Reproduced with permission of the publisher. © 2004 Cambridge University Press. en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Victorian Literature and Culture en_GB

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