Secret History of Domesticity Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge

ISBN-10: 080188540X

ISBN-13: 9780801885402

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael McKeon

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Michael McKeon asks how the modern notion of the public-private relation emerged in 17th and 18th century English culture. Treating that relation as a crucial instance of the modern division of knowledge, he narrates its pre-history with that of its essential component, domesticity.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 904
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Division of Knowledge
The Public and the Private
Form and Spatial Representability
Questions of Method
The Age of Separations
The Devolution of Absolutism
State and Civil Society
From Tacit to Explicit
Polis and Oikos
The State and the Family
Absolute Private Property
Interest and the Public Interest
Civic Humanism or Capitalist Ideology?
From the Marketplace to the Market
The Protestant Separation
Conscientious Privacy and the Closet of Devotion
What Is the Public Sphere?
Publishing the Private
The Plasticity of Print
Scribal Publication
Print, Property, and the Public Interest
Print Legislation and Copyright
Knowledge and Secrecy
Public Opinion
What Was the Public Sphere?
Publicness through Virtuality
Publication and Personality
Anonymity and Responsibility
Libel versus Satire
Characters, Authors, Readers
Particulars and Generals
Actual and Concrete Particularity
From State as Family to Family as State
State as Family
Family as State
Coming Together
Being Together
Putting Asunder
Tory Feminism and the Devolution of Absolutism
Privacy and Pastoral
Outside and Inside Work
The Domestic Economy and Cottage Industry
The Economic Basis of Separate Spheres
Housewife as Governor
The Whore's Labor
The Whores Rhetorick
Subdividing Inside Spaces
Separating Out "Science"
The Royal Household
Cabinet and Closet
Secrets and the Secretary
Noble and Gentle Households
The Curtain Lecture
Households of the Middling Sort
Where the Poor Should Live
Sex and Book Sex
Aristotle's Master-piece
Book Sex
Protopornography: Sex and Religion
Protopornography: Sex and Politics
The Law of Obscene Libel
Domestication as Form
Motives for Domestication
The Productivity of the Division of Knowledge
Domestication as Hermeneutics
Domestication as Pedagogy
Disembedding Epistemology from Social Status
Scientific Disinterestedness
Civic Disinterestedness
Aesthetic Disinterestedness
Mixed Genres
Mock Epic
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
Figures of Domestication
Narrative Concentration
Narrative Concretization
Secret Histories
The Narration of Public Crisis
What Is a Secret History?
Sidney and Barclay
Opening the King's Cabinet
Opening the Queen's Closet
Women and Romance
The King Out of Power
The King In Power
The Secret of the Black Box
The Secret of The Holy War
Behn's Love-Letters
Love versus War?
Love versus Friendship
Fathers versus Children
Effeminacy and the Public Wife
Gender without Sex
From Epistolary to Third Person
From Female Duplicity to Female Interiority
Love-Letters and Pornography
Toward the Narration of Private Life
The Secret of the Warming Pan
The Private Lives of William, Mary, and Anne
The Privatization of the Secret History
The Strange Case of Beau Wilson
Secret History as Autobiography
Preface on Congreve
Manley's New Atalantis
Manley's Rivella
Postscript on Pope
Secret History as Novel
Defoe and Swift
Jane Barker and Mary Hearne
Haywood's Secret Histories
Richardson's Pamela
Variations on the Domestic Novel
Fanny Hill
Tristram Shandy
Humphry Clinker
Pride and Prejudice
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