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The Space of Optimism: State Fantasy and the Case of Gissing's The Odd Women

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that George Gissing's The Odd Women critiques the state's encroaching powers, both actual and imagined. In particular, through the description of how municipal spaces shape ... More


Identity and Hydrocarbons in Algeria

Samia Boucetta

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the social mechanisms that contribute to the construction of representations guiding public action in Algeria, which continue to place the hydrocarbons sector at the heart of ... More


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