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The Resource Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America, James B. Salazar

Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America, James B. Salazar

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Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America
Title
Bodies of reform
Title remainder
the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America
Statement of responsibility
James B. Salazar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bodies of reform reconceives this pivotal category of nineteenth-century literature and culture by charting the development of the concept of "character" in the fictional genres, social reform movements, and political cultures of the United States from the mid 19th to the early 20th century. By reading novelists such as Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Pauline Hopkins, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman alongside a diverse collection of texts concerned with the mission of building character, including child-rearing guides, muscle-building magazines, libel and naturalization law, Scout handbooks, and success manuals, James B. Salazar uncovers how the cultural practices of representing character operated in tandem with the character-building strategies of social reformers. He offers a radical revision of this defining category in U.S. literature and culture, arguing that character was the keystone of a cultural politics of embodiment, a politics that played a critical role in determining - and contesting - the social mobility, political authority, and cultural meaning of the raced and gendered body. -- from back cover
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Salazar, James B
Dewey number
823/.809353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C43
LC item number
S36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Character in literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Character
  • Rhetoric
  • Political culture
  • Politics and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Character in literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Political culture
  • Politics and literature
  • Rhetoric
  • United States
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Rhetorik
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Gesellschaft
  • Politik
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
Label
Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America, James B. Salazar
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the grandest thing in the world -- Philanthropic taste: race and character in Herman Melville's The confidence-man -- Character is capital: manufacturing habit in Mark Twain's character-factory -- Muscle memory: building the body politic of character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The National Police Gazette -- A story written on her face: Pauline Hopkins's unmaking of the inherited character of race -- Character's conduct: spaces of interethnic emulation in Jane Addams's charitable effort
Control code
669500603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814741313
Lccn
2010019202
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669500603
Label
Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America, James B. Salazar
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the grandest thing in the world -- Philanthropic taste: race and character in Herman Melville's The confidence-man -- Character is capital: manufacturing habit in Mark Twain's character-factory -- Muscle memory: building the body politic of character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The National Police Gazette -- A story written on her face: Pauline Hopkins's unmaking of the inherited character of race -- Character's conduct: spaces of interethnic emulation in Jane Addams's charitable effort
Control code
669500603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814741313
Lccn
2010019202
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669500603

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