- Taschenbuch: 304 Seiten
- Verlag: University of California Press; Auflage: Revised ed. (1. Dezember 1996)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0520206975
- ISBN-13: 978-0520206977
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,3 x 1,9 x 22,4 cm
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Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 (New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Dezember 1996
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This account of the "peasant revolt" of 1381 demonstrates that the rebellion was not an uncontrolled, inarticulate explosion of peasant resentment, but an informed and tactical claim to literacy and rule. It focuses on six brief texts by the rebels themselves.
"Original, courageous, and exemplary. . . . This will prove to be one of the most significant and energizing works of recent decades."--David Wallace, editor of The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature"A thoroughly accomplished and groundbreaking piece of historicist medievalism, and a 'local' study that resonates in an extraordinarily sensitive and promising way with problems that are worrying and entrancing literary and cultural studies in general. . . . Justice's work powerfully addresses issues that have emerged in the controversies over essentialism and performativity in feminist and ethnicity and queer theory, over alteritism and intimacy in post-colonial theory, and over subversion and containment in new historicism. . . . If Writing and Rebellion were to do no more than recharge the practice of medieval scholarship, draw attention to the textuality of 1381, and establish the importance of 1381 to Ricardian culture as a whole, thereby guiding us to a new reading of that period, it would be a wonderful book; it does all these things, but its implications go even farther. I hope it will be read by many people in many fields thinking seriously about the making of social and literary change."--Louise O. Fradenburg, author of City, Marriage, Tournament: Arts of Rule in Late Medieval Scotland Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Particularly his focus on literacy and the idea that by posting the letters (what, as one of the other reviewer's points out, Justice likens to broadsides) there was an attempt at legitimization through literacy of their voice and cause. Justice further points out that we must be sensitve to the many levels of literacy, highlighting how one literate family member could function to make the entire family literate and thereby opening up access to a larger social world. This book also provided an interesting look at how social control and literacy control can be linked through the church and other disseminators of information.
Interesting read, and very accessible. A great introduction to this event that should be looked at more often.
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