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Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture: Synergies of Thought and Place

Kevin A. Morrison


Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture assesses the unexplored links between Victorian material culture and political theory. It seeks to transform understanding of Victorian liberalism’s key conceptual metaphor: that the mind of an individuated subject is private space. Focusing on the environments inhabited by four Victorian writers and intellectuals, it delineates how the commitment of John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold, John Morley, and Robert Browning liberalism was shaped by or manifested through the physical spaces in which they worked. The book also asserts the centrality of the embod ... More

Keywords: Literary studies, material culture, Victorian literature, Victorian liberalism, architecture and design

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474431538
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin A. Morrison, author