By Marie-Luise Kohlke
Tracing representations of re-imagined Victorian households in literature, movie and tv, and social discourse, this assortment, the second one quantity in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian sequence, analyses the old trajectory of continual yet more and more contested cultural myths that coalesce round the heterosexual couple and because the intended 'normative' starting place of groups and countries, prior and current. It sheds new gentle at the value of households as a resource of fluctuating cultural capital, deployed in assorted arenas from political debates, social coverage and id politics to equivalent rights activism, and analyses how residual in addition to emergent ideologies of family members are mediated and critiqued by way of modern arts and pop culture. This quantity could be of curiosity to researchers and scholars of neo-Victorian stories, in addition to students in modern literature and movie reviews, cultural reviews and the background of the relatives. Situating the nineteenth-century kinfolk either as a website of debilitating trauma and the technique of moral resistance opposed to multivalent kinds of oppression, neo-Victorian texts exhibit a desirable proliferation of other relations versions, albeit overshadowed through the plain recalcitrance of familial ideologies to an analogous ancient alterations neo-Victorianism displays and seeks to advertise in the cultural imaginary
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