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The Victorian Novel, Service Work, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy.

By: Gooch, Joshua.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (242 p.).ISBN: 9781137525512.Subject(s): Economics and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century | English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Service industries -- Social aspects -- England | Work -- Psychological aspects | Work in literature | Working class in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Victorian Novel, Service Work, and the Nineteenth-Century EconomyDDC classification: 823/.8093553 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The Social Work of Unproductive Labor -- 2 Silas Marner: Narration as Work-Discipline -- 3 Our Mutual Friend: Service Work as Subject-Work -- 4 The Moonstone: Service Work as Narrative Work -- 5 The Way We Live Now: Service Work and Violence -- Conclusion, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Work-Discipline -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: This book offers a much-needed study of the Victorian novel's role in representing and shaping the service sector's emergence. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, it traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The Social Work of Unproductive Labor -- 2 Silas Marner: Narration as Work-Discipline -- 3 Our Mutual Friend: Service Work as Subject-Work -- 4 The Moonstone: Service Work as Narrative Work -- 5 The Way We Live Now: Service Work and Violence -- Conclusion, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Work-Discipline -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

This book offers a much-needed study of the Victorian novel's role in representing and shaping the service sector's emergence. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, it traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel.

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<p>Joshua Gooch is an Assistant Professor at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. His research focuses on intersections of work, power, and aesthetics in literature and film, particularly in relation to cultures with financialized economies, and includes essays on Samuel Butler, Joseph Conrad, Wes Anderson, and war films.</p>

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