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 ancient trajectory of power yet more and more contested cultural myths that coalesce round the heterosexual couple and because the meant 'normative' starting place of groups and countries, prior and current. It sheds new mild at the importance of households as a resource of fluctuating cultural capital, deployed in diversified arenas from political debates, social coverage and id politics to equivalent rights activism, and analyses how residual in addition to emergent ideologies of kinfolk are mediated and critiqued by way of modern arts and pop culture. This quantity might be of curiosity to researchers and scholars of neo-Victorian experiences, in addition to students in modern literature and picture stories, cultural reports and the historical past of the relations. Situating the nineteenth-century family members either as a website of debilitating trauma and the technique of moral resistance opposed to multivalent types of oppression, neo-Victorian texts show a desirable proliferation of other kin versions, albeit overshadowed by way of the obvious recalcitrance of familial ideologies to a similar ancient adjustments neo-Victorianism displays and seeks to advertise in the cultural imaginary
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1978b. ‘’Sex and the Single Room: Incest among the Victorian Working Classes’. In Wohl (1978): 197-216. Part I Endangered Childhoods and Lost Futures: Filthiness and Philanthropy From London’s East End to West Baltimore: How the Victorian Slum Narrative Shapes The Wire Matthew Kaiser Abstract: The HBO drama The Wire (2002-2008) depicts inner-city culture in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the ‘murder capital’ of America. This decidedly American television series is surprisingly neo-Victorian in tone and theme, however, for not only does it repeatedly invoke Victorian literature in its representations of African American children, but it shares many of the generic attributes of late Victorian slum narratives: naturalist, quasi-anthropological accounts of East London by novelists such as Arthur Morrison and George Gissing.
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