chapter  13
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Blood and Marmalade: Negotiations between the State and the Domestic in George Orwell's Early Novels

ThroughoutthethirtiesGeorgeOrwellbecamemoreandmoreinterested inthekindsofrelationshipthatwerebuiltbetweentheindividualandthe modernnation-state.Intheprocessofaddressingthoserelationshipstheanalyticalfieldofthischaptertakesinelementsfromtherhetoricofthenationstateanditssubjects,specificallythewaythatideologyoperatesasethos;the notionsoflegitimationwithwhichthenationworksandthepracticesdemandedbythestateofanindividual;andthesplitedgesofcultureandcommoditythatthecapitalisteconomicsofthemodernnation-stateconstructs.