The Anxieties of Idleness: Idleness in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

The Anxieties of Idleness Idleness in Eighteenth Century British Literature and Culture The Anxieties of Idleness Idleness in Eighteenth Century British Literature and Culture investigates the preoccupation with idleness that haunts the British eighteenth century Jordan argues that as Gr

  • Title: The Anxieties of Idleness: Idleness in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
  • Author: Sarah Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780838755235
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Anxieties of Idleness Idleness in Eighteenth Century British Literature and Culture investigates the preoccupation with idleness that haunts the British eighteenth century Jordan argues that as Great Britain began to define itself as a nation during this period, one important quality it claimed was industriousness However, this claim was undermined and complicated bThe Anxieties of Idleness Idleness in Eighteenth Century British Literature and Culture investigates the preoccupation with idleness that haunts the British eighteenth century Jordan argues that as Great Britain began to define itself as a nation during this period, one important quality it claimed was industriousness However, this claim was undermined and complicated by many factors, such as leisure s importance to class status Thus idleness was a subject of intense anxiety One result of this anxiety was an increased surveillance of the supposed idleness of those members of society with less power to wield the working classes, the nonwhite races, and women Jordan analyzes how the idleness of these groups is figured, in traditional literature and in extra literary works Idleness was also a concern for writers of the day, as writing became a money earning profession Jordan examines the lives and works of two writers especially obsessed with idleness, Samuel Johnson and William Cowper.

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