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The Romantic crowd : sympathy, controversy and print culture, Mary Fairclough

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The Romantic crowd : sympathy, controversy and print culture
Title
The Romantic crowd
Title remainder
sympathy, controversy and print culture
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Mary Fairclough
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the long eighteenth century, sympathy was understood not just as an emotional bond, but also as a physiological force, through which disruption in one part of the body produces instantaneous disruption in another. Building on this theory, Romantic writers explored sympathy as a disruptive social phenomenon, which functioned to spread disorder between individuals and even across nations like a 'contagion'. It thus accounted for the instinctive behaviour of people swept up in a crowd. During this era sympathy assumed a controversial political significance, as it came to be associated with both riotous political protest and the diffusion of information through the press. Mary Fairclough reads Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, John Thelwall, William Hazlitt and Thomas De Quincey alongside contemporary political, medical and philosophical discourse. Many of their central questions about crowd behaviour still remain to be answered by the modern discourse of collective psychology"--
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1978-
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Fairclough, Mary
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sympathy
  • Sympathy
  • Romanticism
  • Romanticism
  • Social values
  • Social values
  • Press and politics
  • Collective behavior
  • France
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The Romantic crowd : sympathy, controversy and print culture, Mary Fairclough
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-287) and index
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volume
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Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: collective sympathy; Part I. Sympathetic Communication, 1750-1800: From Moral Philosophy to Revolutionary Crowds: 1. Sympathy and the crowd: eighteenth-century contexts; 2. Sympathetic communication and the French Revolution; Part II. Romantic Afterlives, 1800-1850: Sympathetic Communication, Mass Protest and Print Culture: 3. Sympathy and the press: mass protest and print culture in Regency England; 4. 'The contagious sympathy of popular and patriotic emotions': sympathy and loyalism after Waterloo; Afterword: sympathy and the Romantic crowd; Select bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17753314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9781107031692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811239031
Label
The Romantic crowd : sympathy, controversy and print culture, Mary Fairclough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: collective sympathy; Part I. Sympathetic Communication, 1750-1800: From Moral Philosophy to Revolutionary Crowds: 1. Sympathy and the crowd: eighteenth-century contexts; 2. Sympathetic communication and the French Revolution; Part II. Romantic Afterlives, 1800-1850: Sympathetic Communication, Mass Protest and Print Culture: 3. Sympathy and the press: mass protest and print culture in Regency England; 4. 'The contagious sympathy of popular and patriotic emotions': sympathy and loyalism after Waterloo; Afterword: sympathy and the Romantic crowd; Select bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17753314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9781107031692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811239031

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