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The Cultivation of Hatred : The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud - Peter Gay

The Cultivation of Hatred

The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud

By: Peter Gay

Paperback Published: 17th September 1994
ISBN: 9780393312249
Number Of Pages: 704

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Gay's search through middle-class Victorian culture, illuminated by lively portraits of such daunting figures as Bismarck, Darwin and his acolytes, George Eliot, and the great satirists Daumier and Wilhelm Busch, covers a vast terrain: the relations between men and women, wit, demagoguery, and much more. We discover the multiple ways in which the nineteenth century at once restrained aggressive behavior and licensed it.

Aggression split the social universe into insiders and outsiders. "By gathering up communities of insiders," Professor Gay writes, the Victorians "discovered--only too often invented--a world of strangers beyond the pale, of individuals and classes, races and nations it was perfectly proper to debate, patronize, ridicule, bully, exploit, or exterminate." The aggressions so channeled or bottled could not be contained forever. Ultimately, they exploded in the First World War.

ISBN: 9780393312249
ISBN-10: 0393312240
Series: Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 17th September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.0