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作者 Snell, K. D. M., author
書名 Spirits of community : English senses of belonging and loss, 1750-2000 / K.D.M. Snell
出版項 London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
國際標準書號 9781474268844 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9781350056169 (paperback)
9781474268868 (ePDF)
9781474268851 (ePub)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HN398.E5 S595 2016    在架上    30600020097409
 人社中心  HN398.E5 S595 2017    在架上    30560400642044
說明 xii, 341 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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附註 "Concern about the 'decline of community', and the theme of 'community spirit', are internationally widespread in the modern world. The English past has featured many representations of declining community, expressed by those who lamented its loss in quite different periods and in diverse genres. This book analyses how community spirit and the passing of community have been described in the past--whether for good or ill--with an eye to modern issues, such as the so-called 'loneliness epidemic' or the social consequences of alternative structures of community. It does this through examination of authors such as Thomas Hardy, James Wentworth Day, Adrian Bell and H.E. Bates, by appraising detective fiction writers, analysing parish magazines, considering the letter writing of the parish poor in the 18th and 19th centuries, and through the depictions of realist landscape painters such as George Morland. K.D.M. Snell addresses modern social concerns, showing how many current preoccupations had earlier precedents. In presenting past representations of declining communities, and the way these affected individuals of very different political persuasions, the book draws out lessons and examples from the past about what community has meant hitherto, setting into context modern predicaments and judgements about 'spirits of community' today"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-326) and index
1. Introduction -- 2. Writing Back to Community : Home and Friends Among the Poor -- 3. On the Road out of Community : The Migrant Poor in Painting -- 4. Parochial Globalisation : The Anglican Community -- 5. Thomas Hardy and Community : From Village "Quire" to Jude's Obscurity -- 6. Weeding out Village Life : Detective Fiction and Murderous Community -- 7. James Wentworth Day and Conservative Ideas of Community -- 8. Adrian Bell and the East Anglian Farming Community -- 9. Community Individualised : from H.E. Bates's Cobbled Gloom to the Darling Buds of May -- 10. Conclusion
Lib. has: Paperback edition, 2017. ISSP
主題 Community life -- England -- History
Community life -- England -- History -- Sources
Belonging (Social psychology) -- England -- History
Loss (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- England -- History
Social change -- England -- History
England -- Social conditions
Community life in literature
Community life -- In art
English literature -- History and criticism
Art, English -- History
HISTORY / General. bisacsh
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain. bisacsh
HISTORY / Social History. bisacsh
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