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The Resource Authorizing experience : refigurations of the body politic in seventeenth-century New England writing, Jim Egan

Authorizing experience : refigurations of the body politic in seventeenth-century New England writing, Jim Egan

Label
Authorizing experience : refigurations of the body politic in seventeenth-century New England writing
Title
Authorizing experience
Title remainder
refigurations of the body politic in seventeenth-century New England writing
Statement of responsibility
Jim Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The emphasis on practical experience over ideology is viewed by many historians as a profoundly American characteristic, one that provides a model for exploring the colonial challenge to European belief systems and the creation of a unique culture. Here Jim Egan offers an unprecedented look at how early modern American writers helped make this notion of experience so powerful that we now take it as a given rather than as the product of hard-fought rhetorical battles waged over ways of imagining one's relationship to a larger social community. In order to show how our modern notion of experience emerges from a historical change that experience itself could not have brought about, he turns to works by seventeenth-century writers in New England and reveals the ways in which they authorized experience, ultimately producing a rhetoric distinctive to the colonies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Jim
Dewey number
810.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PS191
LC item number
.E37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • American literature
  • Authority in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • New England
Label
Authorizing experience : refigurations of the body politic in seventeenth-century New England writing, Jim Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-178) 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
Control code
39627479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 182 pages
Isbn
9780691059495
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98030653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Authorizing experience : refigurations of the body politic in seventeenth-century New England writing, Jim Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-178) 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
Control code
39627479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 182 pages
Isbn
9780691059495
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98030653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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