In the “Conclusion,” Lee posits two questions that arise from her study of early modern sameness but that fall outside the bounds of her book. The first concerns the reasons why New Christians and the underprivileged would attempt to subjugate others like themselves. Possible explanations might include a desire to prove his/her (either truthful or false) alliance to the dominant group, and the internalization of the dominant’s belief that his/her lineage and inherited culture is defective. Another inquiry that naturally emerges from Lee’s study is the substantial reduction in discourses that express the anxiety of sameness. She suggests that the decline could be the result of a decrease in the elite’s preoccupation with social infiltration due to the fact that in the 1700s the barriers to enter the nobility were substantially raised and commoners were less likely to pass into the hidalgo class.
Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.