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Author Buzard, James.

Title Disorienting fiction [electronic resource] : the autoethnographic work of nineteenth-century British novels / James Buzard.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.


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Physical description 1 online resource (vi, 320 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Uneven developments: "Culture," circa 2000 and 1900 -- Ethnographic locations and dislocations -- The fiction of autoethnography -- Translation and tourism in Scott's Waverley -- Anywhere's nowhere: Bleak House as metropolitan autoethnography -- Identities, locations, and media -- An Echantillon of Englishness: The Professor -- The wild English girl: Jane Eyre -- National Pentecostalism: Shirley -- Outlandish nationalism: Villette -- Eliot, interrupted -- Ethnography as interruption: Morris's News from nowhere.
Summary This book gives a revisionist account of the nineteenth-century British novel and its role in the complex historical process that ultimately gave rise to modern anthropology's concept of culture and its accredited researcher, the Participant Observer. Buzard reads the great nineteenth-century novels of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and others as "metropolitan autoethnographies" that began to exercise and test the ethnographic imagination decades in advance of formal modern ethnography--and that did so while focusing on Western European rather than on distant Oriental subjects. --From publisher's description.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, British, in literature.
Alienation (Social psychology) in literature.
Difference (Psychology) in literature.
Social isolation in literature.
Outsiders in literature.
Culture in literature.
Self in literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781400826674 (electronic bk.)
1400826675 (electronic bk.)
9780691002323 (cl. : alk. paper)
0691002320 (cl. : alk. paper)
9780691095554 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0691095558 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0691002320 (cl. : alk. paper)
0691095558 (pbk. : alk. paper)