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The Science of Starving in Victorian Literature, Medicine, and Political Economy

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Date 15/10/2019 Serial no.

Title The Science of Starving Edition New product
Subtitle Medicine, Political Economy, and the Victorian Novel Status Draft

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Oxford University Press Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP New Book Announcement

Date 15/10/2019 Serial no.

Title The Science of Starving Edition New product
Subtitle Medicine, Political Economy, and the Victorian Novel Status Draft

Technical Main edition
ISBN 0198850034
ISBN 9780198850038 Pub. date 16/04/2020
Binding Hardback No.of vols/vol no.
Price GBP50.00 Imprint OUP
Terms AJ Bibliography No
Royalty Yes Format 234x153 mm
Joint IP Extent 224 pp
Text colours 1 Illustrations
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Also available as an ebook for Retail & Institutions (Single User access)
Also available online for Institutions only as part of Oxford Scholarship Online


Author(s)/editor(s)
Title Forename Surname Role Nationality
Prof Andrew Mangham Author
Affiliation Professor of Victorian Literature and Medical Humanities, University of Reading










Responsible editor Jacqueline Norton Publishing History
Assistant Commissioning editor Aimee Wright Agent
Production editor Alannah Santra
Rights Co-publisher
Territorial World Original publisher
Translation Available Date orig.edn pub/op
Book club Available Translation? No
Other sub.rights Available Orig.lang & title

Classifications Main Literature Secondary Victorian literature and science
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The Science of Starving in Victorian Literature, Medicine, and Political Economy is a reassessment of the languages and methodologies used, throughout the nineteenth century, for discussing extreme hunger in Britain. Set against the providentialism of conservative political economy, this study uncovers an emerging, dynamic way of describing literal starvation in medicine and physiology. No longer seen as a divine punishment for individual failings, starvation became, in the human sciences, a
pathology whose horrific symptoms registered failings of state and statute. Providing new and historically-rich readings of the works of Charles Kingsley, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charles Dickens, this book suggests that the realism we have come to associate with Victorian social problem fiction learned
a vast amount from the empirical, materialist objectives of the medical sciences and that, within the mechanics of these intersections, we find important re-examinations of how we might think about this ongoing humanitarian issue.

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