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The Resource Melville : fashioning in modernity, Stephen Matterson

Melville : fashioning in modernity, Stephen Matterson

Label
Melville : fashioning in modernity
Title
Melville
Title remainder
fashioning in modernity
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Matterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Melville: Fashioning in Modernity considers all of the major fiction with a concentration on lesser-known work, and provides a radically fresh approach to Melville, focusing on: clothing as socially symbolic; dress, power and class; the transgressive nature of dress; inappropriate clothing; the meaning of uniform; the multiplicity of identity that dress may represent; anxiety and modernity. The representation of clothing in the fiction is central to some of Melville's major themes; the relation between private and public identity, social inequality and how this is maintained; the relation between power, justice and authority; the relation between the "civilized" and the "savage." Frequently clothing represents the malleability of identity (its possibilities as well as its limitations), represents writing itself, as well as becoming indicative of the crisis of modernity. Clothing also becomes a trope for Melville's representations of authorship and of his own scene of writing. Melville: Fashioning in Modernity also encompasses identity in transition, making use of the examination of modernity by theorists such as Anthony Giddens, as well as on theories of figures such as the dandy. In contextualizing Melville's interest in clothing, a variety of other works and writers is considered; works such as Robinson Crusoe and The Scarlet Letter, and novelists such as Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Jack London, and George Orwell. The book has at its core a consideration of the scene of writing and the publishing history of each text"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matterson, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2387
LC item number
.M34 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Clothing and dress in literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • Fashion & society
  • Literary studies: general
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Clothing and dress in literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Kleidung
  • Clothing and dress in literature
  • Kläder i litteraturen
  • Identitet (filosofi) i litteraturen
  • Samhällsliv i litteraturen
Label
Melville : fashioning in modernity, Stephen Matterson
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: Herman Melville's blue-jean career -- 1. So unspeakably significant: Melville, Hawthorne and the shawls -- 2. A very strange compound indeed: Carlyle, Redburn and White-Jacket -- 3. He was an European, and had Clothes on: Typee -- 4. The dress befitted the fate: Israel Potter's Lives -- 5. These buttons that we wear: Billy Budd
Control code
881429642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623560553
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781623566067
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881429642
Label
Melville : fashioning in modernity, Stephen Matterson
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: Herman Melville's blue-jean career -- 1. So unspeakably significant: Melville, Hawthorne and the shawls -- 2. A very strange compound indeed: Carlyle, Redburn and White-Jacket -- 3. He was an European, and had Clothes on: Typee -- 4. The dress befitted the fate: Israel Potter's Lives -- 5. These buttons that we wear: Billy Budd
Control code
881429642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623560553
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781623566067
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881429642

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