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The Resource The culture and commerce of the early American novel : reading the Atlantic world-system, Stephen Shapiro

The culture and commerce of the early American novel : reading the Atlantic world-system, Stephen Shapiro

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The culture and commerce of the early American novel : reading the Atlantic world-system
Title
The culture and commerce of the early American novel
Title remainder
reading the Atlantic world-system
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Stephen Shapiro
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Language
eng
Summary
"Taking his cue from Philadelphia-born novelist Charles Brockden Brown's Annals of Europe and America, which contends that America is shaped most noticeably by the international struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the world trade market, Stephen Shapiro charts the advent, decline, and reinvigoration of the early American novel. That the American novel "sprang so unexpectedly into published existence during the 1790s" may be a reflection of the beginning of the end of Franco-British supremacy and of the power of a middle class riding the crest of a new world economic system." "Shapiro's world-systems approach is a relatively new methodology for literary studies, but it brings two particularly useful features to the table. First, it refines the conceptual frameworks for analyzing cultural and social history, such as the rise in sentimentalism, in relation to a long-wave economic history of global commerce; second, it fosters a new model for a comparative American Studies across time. Rather than relying on contiguous time, a world-systems approach might compare the cultural production of one region to another at the same location within the recurring cycle in an economic reconfiguration. Shapiro offers a way of thinking about the causes for the emergence of the American novel that suggest a fresh approach to the paradigms shaping American Studies."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Shapiro, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.3093553
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C36
LC item number
S53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Commerce in literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Roman américain
  • Capitalisme et littérature
  • Science politique
  • Roman
  • USA
Label
The culture and commerce of the early American novel : reading the Atlantic world-system, Stephen Shapiro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Method and misperception: the paradigm problem of the early American novel
  • The geoculture of the Anglo-French eighteenth-century world system
  • The re-export and the rise of the early American novel
  • The paradox of the public sphere: Franklin's Autobiography and the institution of ideology
  • Wieland and the problem of counterinstitutionality
  • Arthur Mervyn and the racial revolution of narrative consciousness
  • Afterword: early nineteenth-century American studies and the world-systems perspective
Control code
167505181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780271032900
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007034900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)167505181
Label
The culture and commerce of the early American novel : reading the Atlantic world-system, Stephen Shapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Method and misperception: the paradigm problem of the early American novel
  • The geoculture of the Anglo-French eighteenth-century world system
  • The re-export and the rise of the early American novel
  • The paradox of the public sphere: Franklin's Autobiography and the institution of ideology
  • Wieland and the problem of counterinstitutionality
  • Arthur Mervyn and the racial revolution of narrative consciousness
  • Afterword: early nineteenth-century American studies and the world-systems perspective
Control code
167505181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780271032900
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007034900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)167505181

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