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    DescriptionIn an important contribution to the developing field of interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities, Ledger and Luckhurst make available to students and scholars a large body of non-literary texts which richly configure the variegated cultural history of the fin-de-siecle years. That history is here shown to inaugurate many enduring critical and cultural concerns, with sections on Degeneration, Outcast London, The Metropolis, The New Woman, Literary Debates, The New Imperialism, Socialism, Anarchism, Scientific Naturalism, Psychology, Psychical Research, Sexology, Anthropology and Racial Science. Each section begins with an Introduction and closes with Editorial Notes which carefully situate individual texts within a wider cultural landscape.


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    Title
    The Fin de Siecle
    Subtitle
    A Reader in Cultural History, C.1880-1900
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roger Luckhurst, Edited by Sally Ledger
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 607 g
    Language
    English
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    ISBN 13: 9780198742791
    ISBN 10: 0198742797
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Sally Ledger is Senior Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of London Roger Luckhurst is Lecturer in English, Birkbeck College, University of London
    Review quote
    "All the essays....are....informative and lucidly written."--English Literature in Translation 1880-1920
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Reading the Fin de Siecle ; EDITORS' NOTE ; ONE: DEGENERATION ; 1. Degeneration: A Chapter in Darwinism (1880) ; 2. 'Zoological Retrogression' (1891) ; 3. Degeneration (1895) ; 4. Regeneration: A Reply to Max Nordau (1895) ; 6. The Sanity of Art: An Exposure of the Current Nonsense about Artists being Degenerate (1895/1908) ; TWO: OUTCAST LONDON ; 1. The Bitter Cry of Outcast London (1883) ; 2. The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon (1885) ; 4. In Darkest England - and the Way Out (1890) ; THREE: THE METROPOLIS ; 1. 'The Mind of Crowds', The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (1895) ; 2. The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903) ; 3. At the Alhambra: Impressions and Sensations (1896) ; 4. Why We Attacked the Empire (1895) ; FOUR: THE NEW WOMAN ; 1. Marriage (1888) ; 3. Why Women are Ceasing to Marry (1899) ; 4. The New Aspect of the Woman Question (1894) ; 5. Plain Words on the Woman Question (1889) ; 6. The New Woman in Fiction and Fact (1894) ; 7. An Appeal Against Female Suffrage (1889) ; 8. Female Suffrage: A Reply (1889) ; FIVE: LITERARY DEBATES ; 1. Realism and Romance (1886) ; 2. The Decadent Movement in Literature (1893) ; 3. Candour in English Fiction (1890) ; 4. Tommyrotics (1895) ; 5. Editorial Comment, Daily Telegraph (March 14, 1891) ; 6. Henrik Ibsen (1889) ; SIX: THE NEW IMPERIALISM ; THE FORWARD POLICY ; 1. The Expansion of England (1883) ; 2. The True Conception of Empire (1897) ; 3. speech at Drill Hall, Cape Town (July 18, 1899) ; REPORTAGE ; 4. General Gordon, The Illustrated London News (Feb 14, 1885) ; 5. Ten Years Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-92 (1893) ; 6. The Battle of Omdurman, With Kitchener to Khartum (1898) ; 7. Relief of Mafeking and London's Roar of Jubilation, Daily Mail (May 19, 1900) ; 8. Affairs on the Upper Congo, The Times (May 14, 1897) ; CRITIQUE ; 9. Bloody Niggers (1897) ; 10. An English South African's View of the Situation (1899) ; 11. Imperialism: A Study (1902) ; 12. The Story of the Congo Free State (1920) ; SEVEN: SOCIALISM ; 1. How We Live and How We might Live (1887) ; 2. The Economic Basis of Socialism (1889) ; 3. The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891) ; 4. Women and Socialism (1907) ; EIGHT: ANARCHISM ; 1. Words of a Rebel (1885) ; 2. Anarchy (1888) ; 3. Letter to Commonweal (May 18, 1889) ; 6. Anarchism: What it Really Stands for (1911) ; NINE: SCIENTIFIC NATURALISM ; 1. On the Physical Basis of Life (1870) ; 2. On the Aims and Instruments of Scientific Thought (1872) ; 3. Belfast Address, British Association (1874) ; 4. A Grammar of Science (1892) ; 5. Evolution and Ethics (1893) ; TEN: PSYCHOLOGY ; 1. Hysteria, Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1893) ; 2. On the Psychical Mechanism of hysterical phenomena (1893) ; 3. The Subliminal Consciousness (1891) ; 4. The Stream of Thought, The Principles of Psychology (1890) ; 5. Nervous Diseases and Modern Life (1895) ; ELEVEN: PSYCHICAL RESEARCH ; 2. Address of the President at the First General Meeting (1882) ; 3. Psychical Research, Pall Mall Gazette (Oct 21, 1882) ; 4. Thought-Reading (1882) ; 5. How We intend to Study Borderland (1893) ; 6. My Experience of Automatic Writing (1893) ; 7. Ghosts up to Date (1894) ; TWELVE: SEXOLOGY ; 1. Nymphomania in Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1893) ; 2. Psychopathia Sexualis (1886) ; 3. The Intermediate Sex (1894/1906) ; 4. A Problem in Modern Ethics, being an inquiry into the phenomenon of Sexual Inversion, Addressed especially to medical psychologists and jurists (1896) ; THIRTEEN: ANTHROPOLOGY AND RACIAL SCIENCE ; 1. The Culture of Science, Primitive Culture (1871) ; 2. The Primitive Man - Physical, The Primitive Man - Emotional, The Primitive Man - Intellectual, The Principles of Sociology (1876) ; 3. National Life from the Standpoint of Science (1900) ; 4. Eugenics: its definition, scope and aims (1903) ; 5. The Clash of Cultures, West African Studies (1899) ; 6. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits (volume II): Preface by A. C. Haddon and Introduction by W. H. R. Rivers (1901) ; Sources of Material ; Secondary Reading ; Index