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The Resource Domestic Individualism : Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America, (electronic resource:)

Domestic Individualism : Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America, (electronic resource:)

Label
Domestic Individualism : Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America
Title
Domestic Individualism
Title remainder
Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America
Creator
Contributor
Author
Other
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Brown, Gillian
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
University of California Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1804-1864
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Series statement
The New Historicism Ser.
Series volume
No. 14
Summary expansion
Gillian Brown's book probes the key relationship between domestic ideology and formulations of the self in nineteenth-century America. Arguing that domesticity institutes gender, class, and racial distinctions that govern masculine as well as feminine identity, Brown brilliantly alters, for literary critics, feminists, and cultural historians, the critical perspective from which nineteenth-century American literature and culture have been viewed.<br />In this study of the domestic constitution of individualism, Brown traces how the values of interiority, order, privacy, and enclosure associated with the American home come to define selfhood in general. By analyzing writings by Stowe, Hawthorne, Melville, Fern, and Gilman, and by examining other contemporary cultural modes--abolitionism, consumerism, architecture, interior decorating, motherhood, mesmerism, hysteria, and agoraphobia--she reconfigures the parameters of both domesticity and the patterns of self it fashions. Unfolding a representational history of the domestic, Brown's work offers striking new readings of the literary texts as well as of the cultural contexts that they embody
Target audience
adult
Label
Domestic Individualism : Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
ssj0000140830
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780520080997
Lccn
90011143
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9780520080997
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000140830
Label
Domestic Individualism : Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000140830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780520080997
Lccn
90011143
Other control number
9780520080997
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000140830

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