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Author Joyce, Patrick.

Title The state of freedom [electronic resource] : a social history of the British state since 1800 / Patrick Joyce.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiii, 376 p.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Section 1. The Powers of the State -- 1. Introduction: The social history of the state -- 2. Power, things and the coming of the technostate -- Part I. The State of Things : Connecting -- Section 2. 'Man is Made of the Post Office' : Making the Social Technical -- 3. The postal network becomes a system -- 4. Writing and postal technologies -- Section 3. Postal Economy and Society : Making the Technical Social -- 5. Economising : the state and society -- 6. Postal society : learning the state -- Section 4. Filing the Raj : Political Technologies of the Imperial State -- 7. Making centres -- 8. 'The faculty of arrangement' -- Part II. The State of Men : Governing -- Section 5. The Work of the State -- 9. The common knowledge of the state -- 10. The civil service statesman -- Section 6. The Grammars of Governance : Pedagogies of the Powerful -- 11. Lineages of the liberal governor -- 12. Classics and the remaking of liberal education -- Section 7. 'The Fathers Govern the Nation' : the Public School and the Oxbridge College -- 13. Making mastery -- 14. The domus -- Section 8. Conclusion: Legacies of the Liberal Leviathan.
Summary "What is the state? The State of Freedom offers an important new take on this classic question by exploring what exactly the state did and how it worked. Patrick Joyce asks us to re-examine the ordinary things of the British state from dusty government files and post offices to well-thumbed primers in ancient Greek and Latin and the classrooms and dormitories of public schools and Oxbridge colleges. This is also a history of the 'who' and the 'where' of the state, of the people who ran the state, the government offices they sat in and the college halls they dined in. Patrick Joyce argues that only by considering these things, people and places can we really understand the nature of the modern state. This is both a pioneering new approach to political history in which social and material factors are centre stage, and a highly original history of modern Britain"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject State, The -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Liberty -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Liberalism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Political culture -- Great Britain -- History.
Politics and culture -- Great Britain -- History.
Public administration -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Postal service -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107694552 (pbk.)
9781107007109 (hardback)
9781107333062 (e-book)

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