The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain

@inproceedings{BarkerBenfield1992TheCO,
  title={The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain},
  author={G. J. Barker-Benfield},
  year={1992}
}
During the eighteenth century, "sensibility, " which once denoted merely the receptivity of the senses, came to mean a particular kind of acute and well-developed consciousness invested with spiritual and moral values and largely identified with women. How this change occurred and what it meant for society is the subject of G.J. Barker-Benfield's argument in favor of a "culture" of sensibility, in addition to the more familiar "cult." Barker-Benfield's expansive account traces the development… Expand