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Tainted Bodies

Tainted Bodies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0990473236
Publisher: Books by Sarah Robinson
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Tainted Bodies by Book Resume:

Debut romance author, Sarah Robinson, arrives with her first book in a new romantic suspense series, The Photographer Trilogy, sure to keep fans of thrillers and romance on the edge of their seats. A woman haunted by her past, Kate Jackson was listlessly floating through life until she meets charming lawyer and play boy, Derrick Kane. Just when she thinks she might have found the key to learning how to live again, learning how to love…The Photographer rips it all away with one click of his camera. He takes a picture of every woman he kills. A little memento of his favorite moments. The infamous serial killer is on the attack, but little did Kate know that death could be the one thing to bring her back to life. Or that The Photographer is just beginning… Trigger Warning: Due to violent and dark subject matter, this book is intended for 18+ years old. This book does contain triggers for violence and abuse. This is the first book in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. The next book, Tainted Pictures, is available on all retailers.

Body, Sexuality, and Gender

Body, Sexuality, and Gender [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9042016264
Author: Flora Veit-Wild,Dirk Naguschewski
Publisher: Rodopi
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Body, Sexuality, and Gender by Flora Veit-Wild,Dirk Naguschewski Book Resume:

Literary representations of the body from Africa as well as narrative strategies of writing the body have only recently begun to receive wider critical attention. The reflections on body, sexuality, and gender in African literary texts brought together in this volume do not consider these three terms as separate entities but instead as closely related to each other, each term questioning the other: bodies and sexualities that are transgressing concepts of gender, gender that is probing body and sexuality. With regard to Africa, the three concepts form a particularly contested space, because body and sexuality are not only subjected to power relations in terms of gender, but also in terms of race, ethnicity, and the legacy of colonialism.While the sections “Gifted Bodies” and “Queered Bodies” show new developments in viewing body and sexuality as creative powers, the sections “Tainted Bodies” and “Violated Bodies” comprise essays that investigate the exposure of the body to physical aggression and other traumatic experiences.Some of the authors treated in detail are: Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Bâ, Calixthe Beyala, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Bessie Head, Sheila Kohler, Flora Nwapa, Promise Okekwe, Yvonne Vera; André Brink, J.M. Coetzee, K. Sello Duiker, Nuruddin Farah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Dambudzo Marechera, Arthur Nortje, Ben Okri, Shamim Sarif, and Williams Sassine.Contributors: Akachi Adimora--Ezeigbo, Susan Arndt, Unoma N. Azuah, Elleke Boehmer, Monica Bungaro, Lucy Valerie Graham, Jessica Hemmings, Sigrid G. Köhler, Martina Kopf, Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi, Marion Pape, Robert Muponde, Sarah Nuttall, Drew Shaw, Alioune Sow, Cheryl Stobie, Alexie Tcheuyap

Sport, Technology and the Body

Sport, Technology and the Body [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134182252
Author: Tara Magdalinski
Publisher: Routledge
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Sport, Technology and the Body by Tara Magdalinski Book Resume:

What is the nature of athletic performance? This book offers an answer to this fascinating question by considering the relationship between sport, technology and the body. Specifically, it examines cultural resistance to the enhancement of athletes and explores the ways in which performance technologies complicate and confound our conception of the sporting body. The book addresses concerns about the technological "invasion" of the "natural" body to investigate expectations that athletic performances reflect nothing more than the actual capacity of the untainted athlete. By examining a series of case studies, including Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Fastskin swimsuits, hypoxic chambers and an array of illicit substances and methods, the book distinguishes between internal and external technologies to highlight the ways that performance enhancement, and public reaction to it, can be read. Sport, Technology and the Body offers a powerful challenge to conventional views of athletic performance that stand authenticity against artifice, integrity against corruption, and athletic purity against technological intrusion. It is essential reading for all serious students of the sociology, culture or ethics of sport.

Logan's Story

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Author: Sarah Robinson
Publisher: Books by Sarah Robinson
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Logan's Story by Sarah Robinson Book Resume:

Logan Clay has the talent, and he’s put in the time. All he needs is that one big break, just one chance to prove he has what it takes to be a rockstar. But his musical dreams are further away than ever... And then she walks in to his life, offering him everything he’s ever wanted – fame, fortune, and music. There’s no question that he’s going to take the chance, or that he wants to take her at the same time. But everything is not what it seems. Will it be too late when he realizes his one big break was actually a deal with the devil in a short skirt and neon colored hair? DISCLAIMER: This book was originally published in June 2014 with the title "Logan's Story: A Sand & Clay Prequel" by Sarah Robinson. Since then it has been re-edited, a few short scenes here and there added in, and given a new title and a new cover in order to improve the novel. This is the final product of that revision process so there have been a lot of changes, but the story itself is relatively the same. This novel is meant for 18+ years old.

Rocker Christmas

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Author: Sarah Robinson
Publisher: Books by Sarah Robinson
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Rocker Christmas by Sarah Robinson Book Resume:

Famous rockstar Logan Clay is head over heels in love. After everything he went through to be with Caroline, he knows exactly what we wants from his life. Bringing her home for the holidays to meet his family and old band members is the first step to that future together. Except that Caroline isn’t as sure as he is... about anything. Caroline has to impress her boyfriend’s parents, stop her best friend from fighting with the biker band member, and figure out her own future all in time for the holidays. Christmas with a rockstar brings a whole new kind of caroling. DISCLAIMER: This book was originally published in December 2014 with the title "Sand & Snow" by Sarah Robinson. Since then it has been re-edited, a few short scenes here and there added in, and given a new title and a new cover in order to improve the novel. This is the final product of that revision process so there have been a lot of changes, but the story itself is relatively the same. This novel is meant for 18+ years old.

Logan Clay: A Forbidden Rockers Box Set

Logan Clay: A Forbidden Rockers Box Set [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sarah Robinson
Publisher: Books by Sarah Robinson
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Logan Clay: A Forbidden Rockers Box Set by Sarah Robinson Book Resume:

The complete bestselling series, Logan Clay: The Forbidden Rockers is newly available in a boxset, including all three novels in the series: Logan’s Story: A Prequel, Her Forbidden Rockstar, and Rocker Christmas. This rockstar romance series tells the story of Logan Clay, the lead singer of rock band, Haven, as he falls in love with the stage...and the woman of his dreams. Before the lights, stage, and music, Logan Clay was just a boy from the poor side of town trying to take care of his mother while chasing his dreams. All he needed was one chance, one big break to show the world everything he had to offer—and Gina Vile offered that to him. Little did Logan realize when signing that contract, he also signed his soul over to a woman who only saw him in terms of record sales. Caroline Sanders doesn’t care one bit who Logan Clay is, and he liked that. A lot. The way she put him in his place and didn’t want a thing from him had Logan’s head spinning, and his heart pounding. He sure as hell wants her, but convincing her to take a chance on him requires risking everything he worked for…including his music. A chance at love he never thought he’d have. A chance at freedom he’s not sure he even deserves. All he’s ever wanted was…a chance. Disclaimer: This book is intended for 18+ years old due to sexual content. This boxset also includes previews at the end from the author’s other novels and series, stopping at around 82%.


BARE [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0990473295
Author: Sarah Robinson
Publisher: Books by Sarah Robinson
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BARE by Sarah Robinson Book Resume:

Following the popular series debut—NUDES was praised as "passionate, emotional and uplifting" by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely—contemporary romance author Sarah Robinson weaves a new standalone story where a second chance at romance is found on a Hollywood film set and secrets always have a way of being…exposed. Reed Scott is the hottest actor in LA…Being a Hollywood heartthrob has its perks, and I've damn sure enjoyed every one of them, both on and off the silver screen. The tabloids loved every second of exploiting my privacy, chronicling my mistakes in ink for the whole world to see. Accepting the lead role in a romantic dance film was guaranteed to make me a box office hit and help me rewrite my image, until the choreographer hired to train me turned out to be the only woman I'd ever loved and lost. As beautiful and enticing as ever, Tegan walks in and reminds me of the worst mistake I've ever made. She should hate me, and now she has the power to destroy everything I am. Tegan Reynolds is picking up the pieces… Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…never going to happen. I fell in love with Reed Scott once and it nearly killed me—literally. The last thing I want to do now is teach him how to dance, but I need this job and there's no way I'm letting him take yet another thing away from me. Reed is in my world now, and this time we're dancing by my rules. PRAISE FOR BARE "Second-chance romances are my catnip, and Bare is a heartfelt and sexy story about reconnecting with the one who got away--and holding on tight. Not to be missed!" - USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader "Bare has everything: passion, emotion, and laughs as Robinson weaves through a story of redemption." - Magan Vernon, author of Straight Up Irish "Passionate, emotional and uplifting!" - Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, on Nudes "This book is exactly what I needed - a perfect blend of sex, passion, glamour, and Hollywood. I loved it!" - Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author, on Nudes

Body and Emotion

Body and Emotion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0812206428
Author: Robert R. Desjarlais
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Body and Emotion by Robert R. Desjarlais Book Resume:

Body and Emotion is a study of the relationship between culture and emotional distress, an examination of the cultural forces that influence, make sense of, and heal severe pain and malaise. In order to investigate this relationship, Robert R. Desjarlais served as an apprentice healer among the Yolmo Sherpa, a Tibetan Buddhist people who reside in the Helambu region of north-central Nepal.

Migrants and Refugees at UK Borders

Migrants and Refugees at UK Borders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000543560
Author: Yasmin Ibrahim
Publisher: Routledge
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Migrants and Refugees at UK Borders by Yasmin Ibrahim Book Resume:

This book investigates the hostile environment and politics of visceral and racial denigration which have characterised responses to refugees and migrants within the UK and Europe in recent years. The European ‘migrant crisis’ from 2015 onwards has been characterised by an extremely intimidating atmosphere which denies the basic humanity of refugees and migrants. Deep rooted in Western Enlightenment trajectory, this racially-driven politics is linked to the Western theories of scientific superiority which went on to become the basis of eugenics and coloniality as part of modernity. Focusing on the ‘migrant crisis’, Brexit, and the impacts of the global pandemic, this book unpicks the waves of crises and neuroses about the ‘Other’ in Europe and the UK. The chapters analyse the rhetoric of camps, refrigerated death lorries, the notion of channel crossings and ‘accidental’ drownings, the formation of relationship with border architecture such as the razor wire, and corporeal resistance in detention centres through hunger strike. In examining such specific sites of rhetorical articulation, policy formation, social imagination, and its incumbent visuality, the chapters deconstruct the intersection of dominant ideologies, power, knowledge paradigms (including the media) as part of the public sphere and their combined re-mediation of the dispossessed humans in the shores and borders of Europe. This important interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to researchers of migration, humanitarianism, geography, global development, sociology and communication studies.

International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors

International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9462653399
Author: Ezequiel Heffes,Marcos D. Kotlik,Manuel J. Ventura
Publisher: Springer Nature
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International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors by Ezequiel Heffes,Marcos D. Kotlik,Manuel J. Ventura Book Resume:

This book challenges the traditional approach to international law by concentrating on international hThis book challenges the traditional approach to international law by concentrating on international humanitarian law and placing the focus beyond States: it reflects on current legal, policy and practical issues that concern non-State actors in and around situations of armed conflict. With the emergence of the nation-State, international law was almost entirely focused on inter-State relations, thus excluding - for the most part - non-State entities. In the modern era, such a focus needs to be adjusted, in order to encompass the various types of functions and interactions that those entities perform throughout numerous international decision-making processes. The contributions that comprise this volume are oriented towards a broad readership audience in the academic and professional fields related to international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international human rights law and general public international law. Ezequiel Heffes, LLM, is a Thematic Legal Adviser in the Policy and Legal Unit at Geneva Call in Geneva, Switzerland, Marcos D. Kotlik, LLM, is Academic Coordinator at the Observatory of International Humanitarian Law of the University of Buenos Aires, School of Law and was a Judicial Fellow at the International Court of Justice between 2018-2019, and Manuel J. Ventura, LLM (Hons), is an Associate Legal Officer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Law at Western Sydney University, and a Director of The Peace and Justice Initiative.

Remaking a World

Remaking a World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780520924857
Author: Veena Das,Arthur Kleinman,Margaret M. Lock,Mamphela Ramphele,Pamela Reynolds
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Remaking a World by Veena Das,Arthur Kleinman,Margaret M. Lock,Mamphela Ramphele,Pamela Reynolds Book Resume:

Remaking a World completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on political violence. The second, Violence and Subjectivity, contains graphic accounts of how collective experience of violence can alter individual subjectivity. This third volume explores the ways communities "cope" with—endure, work through, break apart under, transcend—traumatic and other more insidious forms of violence, addressing the effects of violence at the level of local worlds, interpersonal relations, and individual lives. The authors highlight the complex relationship between recognition of suffering in the public sphere and experienced suffering in people's everyday lives. Rich in local detail, the book's comparative ethnographies bring out both the recalcitrance of tragedy and the meaning of healing in attempts to remake the world.

Eucharist and Globalization

Eucharist and Globalization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610973461
Author: Claudio Carvalhaes
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Eucharist and Globalization by Claudio Carvalhaes Book Resume:

"The ritual of eating and drinking together is one of the most important Christian events. Often called Eucharist, Lord's Supper, or Communion, this sacrament is about the presence of Christ transforming not only those who participate in it but also the world. In this book, the author engages this Christian liturgical act with movements of people around our globalized world and checks the sacramental borders of hospitality. The author calls our attention to the sacramental practices of Reformed churches and, from this liturgical practice, challenges Christian churches to expand the borders of hospitality. Engaging several critical lenses around the notion of the sacrament--namely, Greco-Roman meals, Calvin's theology, and feminist and Latin American theologies--the author challenges theological and liturgical understandings of the Eucharist. He fosters an interreligious dialogue around the table and ends up using ritual theory to expand the circles of traditions, vocabularies, and practices around the sacrament. Proposing a borderless border eucharistic hospitality, the author encourages readers to ask who and where we are when we get together to eat and drink, and how this liturgical act around Jesus' table/meal can transform the lives of the poor, our communities, societies, and the world."

Contested Language in Malory's Morte Darthur

Contested Language in Malory's Morte Darthur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137353627
Author: R. Lexton
Publisher: Springer
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Contested Language in Malory's Morte Darthur by R. Lexton Book Resume:

Examining Malory's political language, this study offers a revisionary view of Arthur's kingship in the Morte Darthur and the role of the Round Table fellowship. Considering a range of historical and political sources, Lexton suggests that Malory used a specific lexicon to engage with contemporary problems of kingship and rule.

Dirt, Undress, and Difference

Dirt, Undress, and Difference [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780253111531
Author: Adeline Masquelier
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Dirt, Undress, and Difference by Adeline Masquelier Book Resume:

"A magnificent volume! It offers brand new perspectives on body politics and identity or subjectivity formation in the post-colonial world." -- Dorothy Ko, Barnard College While there is widespread interest in dress and hygiene as vehicles of cultural, moral, and political value, little scholarly attention has been paid to cross-cultural understandings of dirt and undress, despite their equally important role in the fashioning of identity and difference. The essays in this absorbing and thought-provoking collection contribute new insights into the neglected topics of bodily treatments and transgressions. In detailed ethnographic studies from around the world, the contributors recast assumptions about filth and nakedness, exploring how various forms of transgression associated with the body's surface are drawn up into relations of power and inequality. They demonstrate imaginatively how body surfaces are powerfully mobilized in the making and unmaking of moral worlds.

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 082486686X
Author: Edward R. Drott
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan by Edward R. Drott Book Resume:

Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods (kami) as old men or okina. Many of these “sacred elders” came to be featured in premodern theater, most prominently in Noh. In the closing decades of the twentieth-century, as the number of Japan’s senior citizens climbed steadily, the sacred elder of premodern myth became a subject of renewed interest and was seen by some as evidence that the elderly in Japan had once been accorded a level of respect unknown in recent times. In Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan, Edward Drott charts the shifting sets of meanings ascribed to old age in medieval Japan, tracing the processes by which the aged body was transformed into a symbol of otherworldly power and the cultural, political, and religious circumstances that inspired its reimagination. Drott examines how the aged body was used to conceptualize forms of difference and to convey religious meanings in a variety of texts: official chronicles, literary works, Buddhist legends and didactic tales. In early Japan, old age was most commonly seen as a mark of negative distinction, one that represented the ugliness, barrenness, and pollution against which the imperial court sought to define itself. From the late-Heian period, however, certain Buddhist authors seized upon the aged body as a symbolic medium though which to challenge traditional dichotomies between center and margin, high and low, and purity and defilement, crafting narratives that associated aged saints and avatars with the cults, lineages, sacred sites, or religious practices these authors sought to promote. Contributing to a burgeoning literature on religion and the body, Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan applies approaches developed in gender studies to “denaturalize” old age as a matter of representation, identity, and performance. By tracking the ideological uses of old age in premodern Japan, this work breaks new ground, revealing the role of religion in the construction of generational categories and the ways in which religious ideas and practices can serve not only to naturalize, but also challenge “common sense” about the body.

The School of Rome

The School of Rome [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520948408
Author: W. Martin Bloomer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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The School of Rome by W. Martin Bloomer Book Resume:

This fascinating cultural and intellectual history focuses on education as practiced by the imperial age Romans, looking at what they considered the value of education and its effect on children. W. Martin Bloomer details the processes, exercises, claims, and contexts of liberal education from the late first century BCE to the third century CE—the epoch of rhetorical education. He examines the adaptation of Greek institutions, methods, and texts by the Romans, and traces the Romans’ own history of education. Bloomer argues that while Rome’s enduring educational legacy includes the seven liberal arts and a canon of school texts, its practice of competitive displays of reading, writing, and reciting were intended to instill in the young social as well as intellectual ideas.

The Mysteries of London Vol 1 of 4

The Mysteries of London Vol 1 of 4 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3961646945
Author: George W. M. Reynolds
Publisher: Mauro Liistro Editore
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The Mysteries of London Vol 1 of 4 by George W. M. Reynolds Book Resume:

The Mysteries of London is a penny dreadful or city mysteries novel begun by George W. M. Reynolds in 1844. Reynolds wrote the first two series of this long-running narrative of life in the seedy underbelly of mid-nineteenth-century London. Thomas Miller wrote the third series and Edward L. Blanchard wrote the fourth series of this immensely popular title. Michael Angelo in Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors writes: Reynolds had read Eugene Sue while in Paris and was particularly impressed by his novel Les Mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris). It inspired Reynolds to write and publish a penny part serial The Mysteries of London (1845), in which he paralleled Sue's tale of vice, depravity, and squalor in the Parisian slums with a sociological story contrasting the vice and degradation of London working-class life with the luxury and debaucheries of the hedonistic upper crust. An early socialist and a Chartist sympathizer, Reynolds had a genuine social conscience, and he contrived to stitch into the pages of his books diatribes against social evils and class inequities. (79) Instalments were published weekly and contained a single illustration and eight pages of text printed in double columns. The weekly numbers were later bound in cloth covers with a fresh title page and table of contents and offered as complete works of fiction. After Reynolds quit The Mysteries of London, he began a new title: The Mysteries of the Court of London, which ran from 1848 until 1856.

The Mysteries of London (Complete)

The Mysteries of London (Complete) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465609415
Author: George William MacArthur Reynolds
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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The Mysteries of London (Complete) by George William MacArthur Reynolds Book Resume:

BETWEEN the 10th and 13th centuries Civilisation withdrew from Egypt and Syria, rested for a little space at Constantinople, and then passed away to the western climes of Europe. From that period these climes have been the grand laboratory in which Civilisation has wrought out refinement in every art and every science, and whence it has diffused its benefits over the earth. It has taught commerce to plough the waves of every sea with the adventurous keel; it has enabled handfuls of disciplined warriors to subdue the mighty armaments of oriental princes; and its daring sons have planted its banners amidst the eternal ice of the poles. It has cut down the primitive forests of America; carried trade into the interior of Africa; annihilated time and distance by the aid of steam; and now contemplates how to force a passage through Suez and Panama. The bounties of Civilisation are at present almost everywhere recognised. Nevertheless, for centuries has Civilisation established, and for centuries will it maintain, its headquarters in the great cities of Western Europe: and with Civilisation does Vice go hand-in-hand. Amongst these cities there is one in which contrasts of a strange nature exist. The most unbounded wealth is the neighbour of the most hideous poverty; the most gorgeous pomp is placed in strong relief by the most deplorable squalor; the most seducing luxury is only separated by a narrow wall from the most appalling misery. The crumbs which fall from the tables of the rich would appear delicious viands to starving millions; and yet those millions obtain them not! In that city there are in all districts five prominent buildings: the church, in which the pious pray; the gin-palace, to which the wretched poor resort to drown their sorrows; the pawnbroker's, where miserable creatures pledge their raiment, and their children's raiment, even unto the last rag, to obtain the means of purchasing food, and—alas! too often—intoxicating drink; the prison, where the victims of a vitiated condition of society expiate the crimes to which they have been driven by starvation and despair; and the workhouse, to which the destitute, the aged, and the friendless hasten to lay down their aching heads—and die! And, congregated together in one district of this city, in an assemblage of palaces, whence emanate by night the delicious sounds of music; within whose walls the foot treads upon rich carpets; whose sideboards are covered with plate; whose cellars contain the choicest nectar of the temperate and torrid zones; and whose inmates recline beneath velvet canopies, feast at each meal upon the collated produce of four worlds, and scarcely have to breathe a wish before they find it gratified.

Nineteenth Century Popular Fiction, Medicine and Anatomy

Nineteenth Century Popular Fiction, Medicine and Anatomy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 303010916X
Author: Anna Gasperini
Publisher: Springer
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Nineteenth Century Popular Fiction, Medicine and Anatomy by Anna Gasperini Book Resume:

This book investigates the relationship between the fascinating and misunderstood penny blood, early Victorian popular fiction for the working class, and Victorian anatomy. In 1832, the controversial Anatomy Act sanctioned the use of the body of the pauper for teaching dissection to medical students, deeply affecting the Victorian poor. The ensuing decade, such famous penny bloods as Manuscripts from the Diary of a Physician, Varney the Vampyre, Sweeney Todd, and The Mysteries of London addressed issues of medical ethics, social power, and bodily agency. Challenging traditional views of penny bloods as a lowlier, un-readable genre, this book rereads these four narratives in the light of the 1832 Anatomy Act, putting them in dialogue with different popular artistic forms and literary genres, as well as with the spaces of death and dissection in Victorian London, exploring their role as channels for circulating discourses about anatomy and ethics among the Victorian poor.

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317093909
Author: Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Publisher: Routledge
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Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels by Laurence Talairach-Vielmas Book Resume:

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.