Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (New Americanists), Oryginalna gwarancja, tanio

Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (New Americanists), Oryginalna gwarancja, tanio

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ISBN: 9780822315506 EAN: 9780822315506
Series: New Americanists Ser. Publication Year: 1994
Type: Textbook Format: Hardcover
Language: English Publication Name: Constituting Americans : Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form
Author: Priscilla Wald Item Length: 9.2in.
Publisher: Duke University Press Item Width: 6.2in.
Item Weight: 33.7 Oz Number of Pages: 408 Pages

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Ever since the founders drafted "We the People," "we" have been at pains to work out the contradictions in their formulation, to fix in words precisely what it means to be American. Constituting Americans rethinks the way that certain writers of the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century contributed to this project; in doing so, it revises the traditional narrative of U.S. literary history, restoring an essential chapter to the story of an emerging American cultural identity. In diverse ways, very different writers--including Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Harriet Wilson, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Gertrude Stein--participated in the construction and dissemination of an American identity, but none was entirely at ease in the culture they all helped to define. Evident in their work is a haunting sense of their telling someone else's story, a discomfort that Priscilla Wald reads in the context of legal and political debates about citizenship and personhood that marked the emergence of the United States as a nation and a world power. From early-nineteenth-century Supreme Court cases to turn-of-the-century Jim Crow and immigration legislation, from the political speeches of Abraham Lincoln to the historical work of Woodrow Wilson, nation-builders addressed the legal, political, and historical paradoxes of American identity. Against the backdrop of their efforts, Wald shows how works such as Douglass's autobiographical narratives, Melville's Pierre , Wilson's Our Nig , Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folks , and Stein's The Making of Americans responded, through formal innovations, to the aggressive demands for literary participation in the building of that nation. The conversation that emerges among these literary works challenges the definitions and genres that largely determine not only what works are read, but also how they are read in classrooms in the United States today. Offering insight into the relationship of storytelling to national identity, Constituting Americans will compel the attention of those with an interest in American literature, American studies, and cultural studies.
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PublisherDuke University Press
ISBN-100822315505
ISBN-139780822315506
eBay Product ID (ePID)232921
Product Key Features
AuthorPriscilla Wald
Publication NameConstituting Americans : Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
SeriesNew Americanists Ser.
Publication Year1994
TypeTextbook
Number of Pages408 Pages
Dimensions
Item Length9.2in.
Item Width6.2in.
Item Weight33.7 Oz
Additional Product Features
Lc Classification NumberE169.1.W25 1995
Reviews"Priscilla Wald’s groundbreaking project is a study of American cultural identity in the context of theories of subjectivity and nationalism. Constituting Americans makes an important, because controversial, intervention in debates over intercultural analysis of African American and ‘ethinc’ literatures."-Susan Gilman, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Priscilla Wald's groundbreaking project is a study of American cultural identity in the context of theories of subjectivity and nationalism. Constituting Americans makes an important, because controversial, intervention in debates over intercultural analysis of African American and 'ethinc' literatures."-Susan Gilman, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Priscilla Wald's groundbreaking project is a study of American cultural identity in the context of theories of subjectivity and nationalism. Constituting Americans makes an important, because controversial, intervention in debates over intercultural analysis of African American and 'ethinc' literatures."--Susan Gilman, University of California, Santa Cruz, "With beautiful sensitivity to language, Wald offers a unique blend of nuanced textual analysis and historical interpretation. The result is a provocative and well researched account of national stories and the concept of personhood."--Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School, "With beautiful sensitivity to language, Wald offers a unique blend of nuanced textual analysis and historical interpretation. The result is a provocative and well researched account of national stories and the concept of personhood."-Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School
Table of ContentAbbreviations ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 1. Neither Citizen Nor Alien: National Narratives, Frederick Douglass ,and the Politics of Self-Definition 14 2. "As From a Faithful Mirror": Pierre, Our Nig , and Literary Nationalism 106 3. "The Strange Meaning of Being Black": The Souls of Black Folk and the Narrative of History 172 4. A "Losing-Self Sense": The Making of Americans and the Anxiety of Identity 237 Coda: An American "We" 299 Notes 305 Selected Bibliography 353 Index 375
Copyright Date1995
Target AudienceScholarly & Professional
TopicGeneral, American / General, United States / General
Lccn94-032227
Dewey Decimal973/.01/9
Dewey Edition20
GenreLiterary Criticism, History

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