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The Resource Edith Wharton and the politics of race, by Jennie A. Kassanoff

Edith Wharton and the politics of race, by Jennie A. Kassanoff

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Edith Wharton and the politics of race
Title
Edith Wharton and the politics of race
Statement of responsibility
by Jennie A. Kassanoff
Title variation
Edith Wharton & the Politics of Race
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Edith Wharton feared that the 'ill-bred', foreign and poor would overwhelm what was known as the American native elite. Drawing on a range of turn-of-the-century social documents, unpublished archival material and Wharton's major novels, Jennie Kassanoff argues that a fuller appreciation of American culture and democracy becomes available through a sustained engagement with these controversial views. She pursues her theme through Wharton's spirited participation in a variety of turn-of-the-century discourses - from euthanasia and tourism to pragmatism and Native Americans - to produce a truly interdisciplinary study of this major American writer. Kassanoff locates Wharton squarely in the middle of the debates on race, class and democratic pluralism at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing on diverse cultural materials, she offers close interdisciplinary readings that will be of interest to scholars of American literature and culture
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UkCbUP
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Kassanoff, Jennie Ann
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z686 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
143
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Politics and literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
Edith Wharton and the politics of race, by Jennie A. Kassanoff
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Invaders and Aborigines : playing Indian in the land of letters
  • "The real Lily Bart" : staging race in The house of mirth
  • "A close corporation" : the body and the machine in The fruit of the tree
  • The age of experience : pragmatism, the Titanic and The reef
  • Charity begins at home : Summer and the erotic tourist
  • Coda :
  • The age of innocence and the Cesnola controversy
Control code
CR9780511485558
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521051033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Edith Wharton and the politics of race, by Jennie A. Kassanoff
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Invaders and Aborigines : playing Indian in the land of letters
  • "The real Lily Bart" : staging race in The house of mirth
  • "A close corporation" : the body and the machine in The fruit of the tree
  • The age of experience : pragmatism, the Titanic and The reef
  • Charity begins at home : Summer and the erotic tourist
  • Coda :
  • The age of innocence and the Cesnola controversy
Control code
CR9780511485558
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521051033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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