The Resource Pedagogical economies : the examination and the Victorian literary man, Cathy Shuman

Pedagogical economies : the examination and the Victorian literary man, Cathy Shuman

Label
Pedagogical economies : the examination and the Victorian literary man
Title
Pedagogical economies
Title remainder
the examination and the Victorian literary man
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Shuman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The examination's arbitrariness and cultural bias, its association with a normalizing surveillance, and its ridiculous attempts to quantify the unquantifiable have been perfectly obvious to generations of authors, educators, and even bureaucrats - yet it still dominates both British and American education systems." "Pedagogical Economies explores the examination's figurative power for nineteenth-century discourses of subject formation and value through readings of works by Matthew Arnold, Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, and John Ruskin. These writers were active during the 1850s and 1860s, when the examination began to structure a range of British institutions, from the working-class primary school to the Indian Civil Service."
  • "Although they routinely resisted the spread of formal educational testing, these authors reveal a fascination with the examination's unique ability to make reading and writing visible as value-able labor. As an element in literary discourse - as topos, plot structure, and figurative intersection - the examination remaps relations between the subject and knowledge, the person and the state, masculine self-discipline and feminine self-sacrifice, and intellectual and money economies
  • This book thus speculates on institutional, sexual, and economic aspects of Victorian professional gentility, as well as contributing to recent debates on Arnold's seductive stupidity, Trollopes' "mechanical" realism, Dickens's bourgeois critique of capitalist exchange, and Ruskin's ambivalent attachment to schoolgirls." "The economic, erotic, and institutional relationships implicit in educational testing and the debates surrounding it continue to trouble literary critics as well as scholars, administrators, and teachers. Pedagogical Economies can thus shed light on current questions about the relationship between school and society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shuman, Cathy
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.E93
LC item number
S48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Examinations in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Prüfung <Motiv>
  • Literatur
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Examinations in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Men in literature
  • Englisch
  • England
Label
Pedagogical economies : the examination and the Victorian literary man, Cathy Shuman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Only a Test: The Social Functions of the Examination
  • Public Money, Private Subjects: HMI Matthew Arnold
  • Laborer and Hire: Trollope, Northcote--Trevelyan, and 'The Three Clerks'
  • "In the Way of School": Dickens's 'Our Mutual Friend'
  • "Preached to Death By a Mad Governess": Ruskin's Anti-Exam
  • Epilog: Money for Nothing
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780804737159
Lccn
00059533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44768758
  • (OCoLC)ocm44768758
Label
Pedagogical economies : the examination and the Victorian literary man, Cathy Shuman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Only a Test: The Social Functions of the Examination
  • Public Money, Private Subjects: HMI Matthew Arnold
  • Laborer and Hire: Trollope, Northcote--Trevelyan, and 'The Three Clerks'
  • "In the Way of School": Dickens's 'Our Mutual Friend'
  • "Preached to Death By a Mad Governess": Ruskin's Anti-Exam
  • Epilog: Money for Nothing
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780804737159
Lccn
00059533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44768758
  • (OCoLC)ocm44768758

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