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Author Fuentes Peris, Teresa.

Title Visions of filth : deviancy and social control in the novels of Galdós / Teresa Fuentes Peris
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
Summary This book explores how notions of deviancy and social control are dramatized in the novels of the late nineteenth-century Spanish realist author Benito Pérez Galdós. Galdós?s treatment of prostitutes, alcoholics, beggars and vagrants is studied within the context of the socio-cultural and medical debates circulating during the period. Drawing on Foucault?s very specific conceptualisation of the idea of control through discourses, the book analyses how Galdós?s novels interacted with contemporary debates on poverty and deviancy? notably, discourses on hygiene, domesticity and philanthropy. It
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Alcoholism in literature.
Deviant behavior in literature.
Poverty in literature.
Prostitutes in literature.
Social control in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004298848
ISBN 1781386943 (electronic bk.)
1846314380 (electronic bk.)
9781781386941 (electronic bk.)
9781846314384 (electronic bk.)