Cruelty and Sentimentality

Cruelty and Sentimentality

Cruelty and Sentimentality: Greek Attitudes to Animals, 600-300 BC examines archaeological and literary evidence, between 600 and 300 BC, to discover how ancient Greeks regarded, interacted with, used, and treated tame and domestic animals, ...

Author: Louise Calder

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 1903767148

Category: History

Page: 227

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Cruelty and Sentimentality: Greek Attitudes to Animals, 600-300 BC examines archaeological and literary evidence, between 600 and 300 BC, to discover how ancient Greeks regarded, interacted with, used, and treated tame and domestic animals, as well as some prominent wild species. Of primary interest are relationships between human and animal well-being. A prominent feature of the presently known surviving Greek literary and artistic evidence is its emphasis upon elite values and activities. The purpose of the study is to supplement the Greek social history of human-animal relationships, by including the more mundane social spheres, and species.
Categories: History

Russia s Penal Colony in the Far East

Russia s Penal Colony in the Far East

How does one reconcile the contrast: cruelty and softness, delicacy, sentimentality? Sentimentality—in this lies an explanation to the riddle. Even if genius and villainy are incompatible, cruelty and sentimentality get on with each ...

Author: Vlas Doroshevich

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857288725

Category: History

Page: 514

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‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. This translation introduces English-language readers to an important writer and original stylist who defined journalistic practice during the years leading up to the1917 Revolution, by way of a book which helps explain the causes for that revolution.
Categories: History

Sentimental Readers

Sentimental Readers

But this is not difficult for Giles, who positions himself as the unmasker of “sentimentalism” and can cut through the web of false ... Baldwin explains how Stowe's senti- mental piety allows her cruelty against blacks to flourish.

Author: Faye Halpern

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609381868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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How could novels like Uncle Tom’s Cabin change the hearts and minds of thousands of mid-nineteenth-century readers, yet make so many modern readers cringe at their over-the-top, tear-filled scenes? Sentimental Readers explains why sentimental rhetoric was so compelling to readers of that earlier era, why its popularity waned in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and why today it is generally characterized as overly emotional and artificial. But author Faye Halpern also does more: she demonstrates that this now despised rhetoric remains relevant to contemporary writing teachers and literary scholars. Halpern examines these novels with a fresh eye by positioning sentimentality as a rhetorical strategy on the part of these novels’ (mostly) female authors, who used it to answer a question that plagued the male-dominated world of nineteenth-century American rhetoric and oratory: how could listeners be sure an eloquent speaker wasn’t unscrupulously persuading them of an untruth? The authors of sentimental novels managed to solve this problem even as the professional male rhetoricians and orators could not, because sentimental rhetoric, filled with tears and other physical cues of earnestness, ensured that an audience could trust the heroes and heroines of these novels. However, as a wider range of authors began wielding sentimental rhetoric later in the nineteenth century, readers found themselves less and less convinced by this strategy. In her final discussion, Halpern steps beyond a purely historical analysis to interrogate contemporary rhetoric and reading practices among literature professors and their students, particularly first-year students new to the “close reading” method advocated and taught in most college English classrooms. Doing so allows her to investigate how sentimental novels are understood today by both groups and how these contemporary reading strategies compare to those of Americans more than a century ago. Clearly, sentimental novels still have something to teach us about how and why we read.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

The unhealthy sentimentality , crass creeds , mountebank philosophy , loud mouthed political fakers with cure - all nostrums for the public weal . All these betoken a disease state . ... They are cruelty and sentimentality .

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ISBN: UOM:39015035444051

Category: Crime

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Categories: Crime

Literature and Legal Discourse

Literature and Legal Discourse

In Frank's view, sentimentalism is necessarily complicitous with those eighteenthcentury systems of surveillance which, ... be reduced to a production of the ironic gentleman who exculpates sentimentality's complicity with cruelty.

Author: Dieter Paul Polloczek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426435

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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The intersection between law and literature is a developing area in literary studies. Existing work has argued that literature provides an imaginary forum in which legal ideals and practices may be tested. In Literature and Legal Discourse: Equity and Ethics from Sterne to Conrad Dieter Polloczek develops this idea by comparing the notion of equity, or ethics, in fiction with its legal equivalent. He shows how the novel, with its increasing social scope and formal sophistication, provided a means of transmitting, questioning and refining society's traditions, values and modes of self-questioning. Polloczek analyses the links between actual legal fictions like substituted judgements, notions of equity, literary tropes and the construction and representation of social bonds through sentiment, philanthropy and marginalisation. Pollozcek's study is both theoretical and historical, covering a period that extends from the eighteenth century to the modernist period, and texts from Sterne, Dickens, Bentham and Conrad.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Annual Report

Annual Report

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ... It is not sentiment , but sentimentality , which is weak and rotten . ... Sentiment is live and tense and solid ; sentimentality is dead and flaccid and corrupt .

Author: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044024149999

Category: Child abuse

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Categories: Child abuse

Annual Report

Annual Report

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Berkshire District. STATISTICS . ... Sentiment is live and tense and solid ; sentimentality is dead and flaccid and corrupt . Sentiment is just ; sentimentality has the ...

Author: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Berkshire District

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112066929214

Category: Child welfare

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Categories: Child welfare

Museums and Photography

Museums and Photography

... and it is always, therefore, the signal of secret and violent inhumanity, the mask of cruelty.47 To understand Baldwin«s diagnosis of sentimentality as cruelty, I turn here to the relationship of accountability and sentimentality ...

Author: Elena Stylianou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317528968

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. Contributors explore the politics and poetics of displaying death, and more specifically, the role of photography in representing and interpreting this difficult topic. Working with nearly 20 researchers from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines, the editors critically engage the recent debate on the changing role of museums, exhibition meaning-making, and the nature of photography. They offer new ways for understanding representational practices in relation to contemporary visual culture. This book will appeal to researchers and museum professionals, inspiring new thinking about death and the role of photography in making sense of it.
Categories: Art

Romantic Professions

Romantic Professions

It is an integral part of the spiritual tragedy , the fatal triumph of half science and false sentiment ; it is the ... of disillusion towards the commonplace , but cruelty chiefly towards sentimentality and ignorant self - conceit .

Author: William Powell James

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034241070

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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Categories: Fiction

Freedom and Fulfillment

Freedom and Fulfillment

A sentiment is criticized in its own right when it is condemned either for the manner in which it originates or , less frequently and ... and businesslike tough - mindedness is a mean between the extremes of squeamishness and cruelty .

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069101924X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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Dealing with a diverse set of problems in practical and theoretical ethics, these fourteen essays, three of them previously unpublished, reconfirm Joel Feinberg's leading position in the field of legal philosophy. With a clarity and humor that will be familiar to readers of his other works, Feinberg writes on topics including "wrongful life" suits in the law of torts, or whether there is any sense in the remark that a person is so badly off that he would be better off not existing at all; the morality of abortion; educational options; free expression; civil disobedience; and the duty of easy rescue in criminal law. He continues with a three-part defense of moral rights in the abstract, a discussion of voluntary euthanasia, and an inquiry into arguments of various kinds for not granting legal rights in enforcement of a person's acknowledged moral rights. This collection concludes with two essays dealing with concepts used in appraising the whole of a person's life: absurdity and self-fulfillment, and their interplay.
Categories: Philosophy