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The Resource The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature, Mary Esteve, (electronic resource)

The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature, Mary Esteve, (electronic resource)

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The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature
Title
The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature
Statement of responsibility
Mary Esteve
Title variation
The Aesthetics & Politics of the Crowd in American Literature
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Esteve provides a study of crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum era to the early twentieth century. As a central icon of political and cultural democracy, the crowd occupies a prominent place in the American literary and cultural landscape. Esteve examines a range of writing by Poe, Hawthorne, Lydia Maria Child, Du Bois, James, and Stephen Crane among others. These writers, she argues, distinguish between the aesthetics of immersion in a crowd and the mode of collectivity demanded of political-liberal subjects. In their representations of everyday crowds, ranging from streams of urban pedestrians to swarms of train travellers, from upper-class parties to lower-class revivalist meetings, such authors seize on the political problems facing a mass liberal democracy - problems such as the stipulations of citizenship, nation formation, mass immigration and the emergence of mass media. Esteve examines both the aesthetic and political meanings of such urban crowd scenes.--
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UkCbUP
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Esteve, Mary
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
135
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  • American literature
  • Crowds in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Collective behavior in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Lynching in literature
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Mobs in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature, Mary Esteve, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485497
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When travelers swarm forth: antebellum urban aesthetics and the contours of the political -- In 'the thick of the stream': Henry James and the public sphere -- A 'gorgeous neutrality': social justice and Stephen Crane's documentary anaesthetics -- Vicious gregariousness: white city, the nation form, and the souls of lynched folk -- A 'moving mosaic': Harlem, primitivism, and Nella Larsen's Quicksand -- Breaking the waves: mass immigration, trauma, and ethno-political consciousness in Cahan, Yezierska, and Roth
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CR9780511485497
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511485497
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57123405
Label
The aesthetics and politics of the crowd in American literature, Mary Esteve, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485497
Publication
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
When travelers swarm forth: antebellum urban aesthetics and the contours of the political -- In 'the thick of the stream': Henry James and the public sphere -- A 'gorgeous neutrality': social justice and Stephen Crane's documentary anaesthetics -- Vicious gregariousness: white city, the nation form, and the souls of lynched folk -- A 'moving mosaic': Harlem, primitivism, and Nella Larsen's Quicksand -- Breaking the waves: mass immigration, trauma, and ethno-political consciousness in Cahan, Yezierska, and Roth
Control code
CR9780511485497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511485497
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57123405

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