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Making Horsework Visible: Domestication and Labor from Buffon to Bonheur

Kari Weil

in Precarious Partners: Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686233
eISBN:
9780226686400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686400.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Do animals work?” ask philosopher of science, Vincianne Despret and sociologist, Jocelyne Porcher. In answer to this question, this chapter argues that the paintings of Rosa Bonheur make “horsework” ... More


A World Girded: Saint-Simonian Space and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Latin Transatlantic

Jaime Hanneken

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes the rhetoric of space popularized by Saint-Simonian thought and examines the way its main features shape narratives of imperialism and race through transatlantic discourses of ... More


Saint-Simonian Engines: Love and Conversions

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the first half of the nineteenth century, a new religion called Saint-Simonianism, named after Henri de Rouvroy, Count Saint-Simon (1760–1835), was making waves. The Saint-Simonians relied on ... More


Mysticism, Despair, and Progress: George Sand’s Pursuit of Religious Liberty

Thomas Kselman

in Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226133
eISBN:
9780300235647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the complicated religious journey of George Sand, from an unorthodox education guided by her free-thinking grandmother to a mystical Catholicism while an adolescent, and finally ... More


‘The Price Is Right’: Le prix juste and the Algebra of Action

Keith Tribe

in The Economy of the Word: Language, History, and Economics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190211615
eISBN:
9780190211646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211615.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Léon Walras took up the study of economics in the later 1850s at the request of his father, Auguste, who had published two books on political economy and was an advocate of the nationalisation of ... More


Utopian Socialism, Women’s Emancipation, and the Origins of Middlemarch

Mark A. Allison

in Imagining Socialism: Aesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192896490
eISBN:
9780191918926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896490.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates that George Eliot’s investigation of the early, “utopian” socialists catalyzed the writing of perhaps the most iconic of all Victorian novels, Middlemarch (1871–2). The ... More


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