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The Resource Constituting Americanness : a history of the concept and its representations in antebellum American literature, Iulian Cananau

Constituting Americanness : a history of the concept and its representations in antebellum American literature, Iulian Cananau

Label
Constituting Americanness : a history of the concept and its representations in antebellum American literature
Title
Constituting Americanness
Title remainder
a history of the concept and its representations in antebellum American literature
Statement of responsibility
Iulian Cananau
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work in cultural history and literary criticism suggests a fresh and fruitful approach to the old notion of Americanness. Following Reinhart Koselleck's Begriffsgeschichte, the author proposes that Americanness is not an ordinary word, but a concept with a historically specific semantic field. In the three decades before the Civil War, Americanness was constituted at the intersection of several concepts, in different stages of their respective histories; among these, nation, representation, individualism, sympathy, race, and womanhood. By tracing the representations of these concepts in literary texts of the antebellum era and investigating their over-lapping with the rhetoric of national identification, this study uncovers some of the meaning of Americanness in that period"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.4
Index
index present
LC call number
E166
LC item number
.C27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American culture,
Series volume
Band 11
Label
Constituting Americanness : a history of the concept and its representations in antebellum American literature, Iulian Cananau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of "Americanness" in American literary studies -- Ethnicity, race, and whiteness in ethnic conceptions of Americanness -- Methodological considerations toward a theory of Americanness and its contribution to American literary history -- Americanness, Americanism, and U.S. national identity -- Nation -- Three avatars of American representation : the philosopher, the citizen, and the poet -- Individualism -- Sympathy -- Slavery, race, and racism -- Womanhood -- The new order of free enterprise capitalism -- Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 280 pages
Isbn
9783631657690
Isbn Type
(print)
Lccn
2014040517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn898272726
Label
Constituting Americanness : a history of the concept and its representations in antebellum American literature, Iulian Cananau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of "Americanness" in American literary studies -- Ethnicity, race, and whiteness in ethnic conceptions of Americanness -- Methodological considerations toward a theory of Americanness and its contribution to American literary history -- Americanness, Americanism, and U.S. national identity -- Nation -- Three avatars of American representation : the philosopher, the citizen, and the poet -- Individualism -- Sympathy -- Slavery, race, and racism -- Womanhood -- The new order of free enterprise capitalism -- Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 280 pages
Isbn
9783631657690
Isbn Type
(print)
Lccn
2014040517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn898272726

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