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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... statistics into Irish politi- cal discourse: in 1877, the president of the Statistical Society credited Thom with 13 In this sense, the Irish census is one instance of the larger phenomenon described by Arjun Appadurai, in which colonial censuses “helped to ignite communitarian and nationalist...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... statistical analysis in Scenes of Clerical Life, Middlemarch , and Daniel Deronda. In the second half of this essay, I offer a rereading of Dickens's Great Expectations and argue that the International Statistical Congress of 1860, the Census of 1861, and the surrounding debates regarding the value of...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... . Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1999 . 225 –29. Eagles , John . “Civilization—the Census.” Essays Contributed to Blackwood's Magazine by the Reverend John Eagles . Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1857 . 304 –56. Eagleton , Terry . Preface. Bleak House . Ed. Nicola Bradbury. London: Penguin, 2003...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 269.
Published: 01 August 2006
... epics written in the bvo con- trasting keys of the emigrant and the homebody. A life led in or around one place offers, as the Recherche does, space for all reversals and returns. The snapshot method of Uiy,45es on the other hand, paints, like a national census, an instantaneous, frozen reality...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between the States, Fern would tell a pamphlet writer . . .” (7). This pamphlet writer is fictitious, as is the 1860 census of Manchester County, which “was wrong” because “the census taker” had “failed to carry a one” (7). Indeed, Manchester County itself is a fictive place that, the novel...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... character through the process of compiling and synthesizing data. 6 If this mode of writing character makes the difference between a novel and a census seem fuzzy, it is because both the novel and the census, as systems of subject construction and population management, lack any metaphysical supplement...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (mostly) delighted in the social scope of her fiction. But these lists also organized and simplified the social and narrative complexity of her novels, as if a sly borrowing from the census’s social scientific tool kit might make Eliot’s large populations more manageable. Such breadth, and the...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... instrumentalize the new uses of probability. Indeed, if one were to conduct a census of the biopolitical novel and tabulate the results according to age, sex, occupation, income, health, mortality, and so forth, chances are that one would come up with a picture not unlike the one obtained by nineteenth-century...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 289–302.
Published: 01 November 2007
... our career investments while deviously ensuring that little will come of any expectations the rest may have?=What difference does it make that class origin, in our society, does not define an official identity-a box to be checked on the census form, or grounds for compulsory segregation...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
... on the 2006 census results and satellite imagery, it was found that almost 64 percent of the metropolis lived in informal areas. Informal development has been a feature of Greater Cairo's urban dynamic for decades. It has been estimated that even in 1986, informal areas contained over 40 percent of...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2002
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
...'"Praise 14). It absolutely excludes the subjects of the documentary either as readers or as producers of their own stories, and it " Census data shows that more croppers were black than white, but econodc and aeicdturaf conditio~~sin the Depression caused a great many white farmers to...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... information in the survey, census, and police operations so prominent in post-Union Ireland. Comerford’s discomfort in particular makes clear the pressure to assign them some clearer function of repre- sentation, some prefigurative or resistive role in the future history of the Irish state. This...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
...: In 1926, in the post office in Klein-Reifling, an inconsequential village not far from Krems, some two hours by train from Vienna, this interchangeable fixture “civil servant” is a member of the female sex and, as this facility belongs to a lower census class, has the bureaucratic designation of...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... destabilising force” (57). 16 A General Report on the Census of 1881 held that between the years 1871 and 1881 the over- all number of agricultural laborers had decreased while the number of general laborers had increased. Confirming fears that traditional farming was failing in the face...