The making of the modern self : identity and culture in eighteenth-century England / Dror Wahrman
By: Wahrman, DrorMaterial type: Text; Format: print Publisher: New Haven [etc.] : Yale University Press, 2006Edition: 1st edDescription: XVIII, 414 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 978-0-300-12139-1Subject(s): Identidad social- -- Inglaterra- -- 17 | Identidad étnica- -- Inglaterra- -- 17 | Clases sociales- -- 17
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Toward the end of the eighteenth century, a radical change occurred in notions of self and personal identity. This was a sudden transformation, says Dror Wahrman, and nothing short of a revolution in the understanding of selfhood and of identity categories including race, gender, and class. In this pathbreaking book, he offers a fundamentally new interpretation of this critical turning point in Western history. Wahrman demonstrates this transformation with a fascinating variety of cultural evidence from eighteenth-century England, from theater to beekeeping, fashion to philosophy, art to travel and translations of the classics. He discusses notions of self in the earlier 1700s-what he terms the ancien regime of identity-that seem bizarre, even incomprehensible, to present-day readers. He then examines how this peculiar world came to an abrupt end, and the far-reaching consequences of that change. This unrecognized cultural revolution, the author argues, set the scene for the array of new departures that signaled the onset of Western modernity.