Avuncularism
Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Nineteenth-Century English Culture
Eileen Cleere

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Table of Contents for Avuncularism

Table of Contents for Avuncularism

Introduction:  Life Without Father—Uncles in History, Theory, and Literature

1.      Home Trading:  Mansfield Park and the Economics of Endogamy

2.      Reproduction and Malthusian Economics:  Fat, Fertility, and Family Planning in Adam Bede

3.      In Loco Parentis:  Dickensian Uncles and the Victorian Pawnshop

4.      Turning Bones into Spoons:  Jews, Pawnbrokers, and Daniel Deronda

5.      "Send the Letters, Uncle John":  Trollope, Penny-Postage Reform, and the Domestication of Empire

Conclusion:  Home Trading Redux:  Universal Brotherhood and the Redemption of Uncle

Notes

Index