By Jeff Nunokawa
In The Afterlife of Property, Jeff Nunokawa investigates the conviction handed on by way of the Victorian novel woman's love is the single fortune a guy can anticipate to final. Taking for his instance 4 texts, Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit and Dombey and Son, and George Eliot's Daniel Deronda and Silas Marner, Nunokawa reviews the varied ways in which the Victorian novel imagines ladies as estate faraway from the uncertainties of undefined. alongside the way in which, he notices how the kinds of economics, gender, sexuality, race, and fiction outline each other within the Victorian novel.
If the radical figures girls as secure estate, Nunokawa argues, the unconventional figures secure estate as a girl. And if the unconventional identifies the angel of the home, the desexualized topic of Victorian fantasies of excellent womanhood, as secure estate, it identifies numerous sorts of fiction, illicit sexualities, and international races with the enemy of such estate: the commodity shape. Nunokawa indicates how those convergences of fiction, sexuality, and race with the commodity shape are a part of a scapegoat situation, within which the differently ubiquitous instabilities of could be contained and expunged, clearing the way in which for safe ownership. The Afterlife of Property addresses literary and cultural idea, gender experiences, and homosexual and lesbian studies.
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