Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period

Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period

Author: Alex Benchimol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317115021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period maps the intellectual formation of English plebeian radicalism and Scottish philosophic Whiggism over the long eighteenth century and examines their associated strategies of critical engagement with the cultural, social and political crises of the early nineteenth century. It is a story of the making of a wider British public sphere out of the agendas and discourses of the radical and liberal publics that both shaped and responded to them. When juxtaposed, these competing intellectual formations illustrate two important expressions of cultural politics in the Romantic period, as well as the peculiar overlapping of national cultural histories that contributed to the ideological conflict over the public meaning of Britain's industrial modernity. Alex Benchimol's study provides an original contribution to recent scholarship in Romantic period studies centred around the public sphere, recovering the contemporary debates and national cultural histories that together made up a significant part of the ideological landscape of the British public sphere in the early nineteenth century.

Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period

Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period

Author: Alex Benchimol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317115038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 408

Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period maps the intellectual formation of English plebeian radicalism and Scottish philosophic Whiggism over the long eighteenth century and examines their associated strategies of critical engagement with the cultural, social and political crises of the early nineteenth century. It is a story of the making of a wider British public sphere out of the agendas and discourses of the radical and liberal publics that both shaped and responded to them. When juxtaposed, these competing intellectual formations illustrate two important expressions of cultural politics in the Romantic period, as well as the peculiar overlapping of national cultural histories that contributed to the ideological conflict over the public meaning of Britain's industrial modernity. Alex Benchimol's study provides an original contribution to recent scholarship in Romantic period studies centred around the public sphere, recovering the contemporary debates and national cultural histories that together made up a significant part of the ideological landscape of the British public sphere in the early nineteenth century.

Victorian Political Culture

Victorian Political Culture

Author: Angus Hawkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191044144

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 484

Victorian Britain is often described as an age of dawning democracy and as an exemplar of the modern Liberal state; yet a hereditary monarchy, a hereditary House of Lords, and an established Anglican Church survived as influential aspects of national public life with traditional elites assuming redefined roles. After 1832, constitutional notions of 'mixed government' gradually gave way to the orthodoxy of 'parliamentary government', shaping the function and nature of political parties in Westminster and the constituencies, as well as the relations between them. Following the 1867-8 Reform Acts, national political parties began to replace the premises of 'parliamentary government'. The subsequent emergence of a mass male electorate in the 1880s and 1890s prompted politicians to adopt new language and methods by which to appeal to voters, while enduring public values associated with morality, community and evocations of the past continued to shape Britain's distinctive political culture. This gave a particularly conservative trajectory to the nation's entry into the twentieth century. This study of British political culture from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century examines the public values that informed perceptions of the constitution, electoral activity, party partisanship, and political organization. Its exploration of Victorian views of status, power, and authority as revealed in political language, speeches, and writing, as well as theology, literature, and science, shows how the development of moral communities rooted in readings of the past enabled politicians to manage far-reaching change. This presents a new over-arching perspective on the constitutional and political transformations of the Victorian age.

Before Blackwood's

Before Blackwood's

Author: Alex Benchimol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1848935501

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 795

Scotland was at the forefront in spreading the ideas of the Enlightenment. By the beginning of the nineteenth century its periodical press enjoyed an unparalleled reputation with magazines like Blackwood's Magazine and the Edinburgh Review enjoying wide circulation. This collection of essays is the result of a major conference focusing specifically on the role of Scotland's print culture in shaping the literature and politics of the long eighteenth century. In contrast to previous studies, this work treats Blackwood's as the culmination of a long tradition rather than a starting point. It will appeal to scholars of the European Enlightenment as well as those researching Scottish literature and politics, and Romanticism.

Spheres of Influence

Spheres of Influence

Author: Alex Benchimol

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 267

This book explores the ways in which intellectual and cultural publics from the early modern period to the postmodern present have actively constructed their cultural identities within the social processes of modernity. It brings together some of the most compelling recent writing on the public sphere by scholars in the fields of literary history, cultural studies and social theory from both sides of the Atlantic. Taken together, the essays in this collection offer a major re-examination of recent scholarship on the theory of the public sphere as developed by Jürgen Habermas. They also stand as a collective effort both to interrogate and to extend this influential model by exploring modern forms of intellectual and cultural activity in all their rich diversity and ideological complexity. Contributions range from the divided inheritance of Shakespeare publishing history to the new forms of mass-mediated cultural experience in contemporary Britain; from attempts at cultural regulation in the literary public sphere of the Romantic period to the postmodern political conflict played out in the American public sphere of the 1990s; and from varieties of religious dissent to modes of postcolonial criticism. The book furthers the dialogue between academic methodologies, fields and periods, and presents readers with a contested narrative of the key cultural and intellectual practices that have made up our modern world.

The Late Romantic Era

The Late Romantic Era

Author: Jim Samson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822025738931

Category: Music

Page: 488

View: 309

"The Late Romantic Era treats the period bounded by the 1848 revolutions and the outbreak of World War I. It examines several musical dimensions of the bourgeois cultural ascendancy of the second half of the 19th century - the growth of independent institutions of music-making, the consolidation of a standard classical repertory and the emergence of increasingly specific repertories of popular music, professional and amateur. Single chapters on particular countries or regions are framed by pairs of chapters on Vienna, Paris and the German cities. In an opening chapter Dr Samson places the later geographical surveys within a thematic context which embraces social and economic change, political ideology and the climate of ideas."--Amazon.com.

The Western Perspective

The Western Perspective

Author: Cannistrar

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0030457637

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 600

View: 275

THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE is a history of Western civilization from 8000 B.C. to the present. In addition to the chief political developments, this text offers students comprehensive treatments of economic trends, cultural and intellectual movements, daily life and social change, the changing position and role of women, and the status of ethnic and religious groups. Europe's history is placed in the context of world history--developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific are discussed in terms of their relationship with events in Europe.

The Western Perspective Since 1500

The Western Perspective Since 1500

Author: Cannistrar

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0030456495

Category: History

Page: 870

View: 743

THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE is a history of Western civilization from 8000 B.C. to the present. In addition to the chief political developments, this text offers students comprehensive treatments of economic trends, cultural and intellectual movements, daily life and social change, the changing position and role of women, and the status of ethnic and religious groups. Europe's history is placed in the context of world history--developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific are discussed in terms of their relationship with events in Europe.