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The Resource Counting bodies : population in colonial American writing, Molly Farrell, (electronic book)

Counting bodies : population in colonial American writing, Molly Farrell, (electronic book)

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Counting bodies : population in colonial American writing
Title
Counting bodies
Title remainder
population in colonial American writing
Statement of responsibility
Molly Farrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Quantifiable citizenship - in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas - is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was neither a word for 'population' in the sense of numbers of people, nor agreement that monarchs should count their subjects. Much of the work of naturalizing the view that people can be represented as populations took place far outside government institutions and philosophical treatises. It occurred, instead, in the work of colonial writers such as Mary Rowlandson, who found, in the act of counting the 'vast numbers' of Indians who held her captive, a way to imagine fixed boundaries between intermingling groups. This book explores the imaginative, personal, and narrative writings that performed the cultural work of normalizing the enumeration of bodies
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Farrell, Molly
Dewey number
810.9355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
LC call number
PS195.P66
LC item number
F38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Population in literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • Literature and society
Target audience
specialized
Label
Counting bodies : population in colonial American writing, Molly Farrell, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001529730
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190277338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Counting bodies : population in colonial American writing, Molly Farrell, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001529730
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190277338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote

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