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By Carolyn Steedman

ISBN-10: 1107046211

ISBN-13: 9781107046214

ISBN-10: 1107670292

ISBN-13: 9781107670297

This booklet issues males, a stockingmaker and a Justice of the Peace, who either lived in a small English village on the flip of the 19th century. It specializes in Joseph Woolley the stockingmaker, on his method of seeing and writing the area round him, and at the actions of Justice of the Peace Sir Gervase Clifton, administering justice from his kingdom apartment Clifton corridor. utilizing Woolley's voluminous diaries and Clifton's Justice of the Peace documents, Carolyn Steedman provides us a special and engaging account of working-class residing and loving, and getting and spending. via Woolley and his strategies on studying and consuming, intercourse, the legislation and social relatives, she demanding situations conventional money owed which she argues have overstated the significance of labor to the operating man's knowing of himself, as a creature of time, position and society. She indicates as a substitute that, for males like Woolley, legislations and fiction have been simply as severe as paintings in framing daily life.

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