Jane Austen's civilized women : morality, gender and the civilizing process / by Enit Karafili Steiner

Author(s): Steiner, Enit Karafili
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Subjects: Civil society in literature
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2012
Series: Gender and genre no. 9
Gender and genre no. 9
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: vii, 228 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: ISBN: 9781848931770 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1848931778 (hbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-222) and index
Contents: The juvenilia : untying the knots -- Lady Susan and Northanger Abbey : riot in the brain -- Sense and sensibility and Pride and prejudice : allowing for difference -- Mansfield Park : emancipating "puny" Fanny Price -- Emma : the art of quarrelling -- Persuasion : developing an "elasticity of mind."
Summary: "Jane Austen's six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner's study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen's work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process, and postmodern feminist positions on moral development and interpersonal relations. Austen is presented as a writer who not only participated in late eighteenth-century debates, but who is able to address twenty-first century concerns of a theoretical and practical nature"--Publisher description
OCLC Number: 779864881
ISBN/ISSN: 9781848931770