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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Phillip Barrish Robert Herrick’s novel The Web of Life (1900), a self-proclaimed work of literary realism, opens a critical window onto an urban “web” of intersecting practices, institutions, and professional formations at a moment when key dimensions of the US health-care system as we know...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 629–654.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Ira Halpern Abstract The literary and cultural dimensions of the longstanding US political debate over public versus private health care have been critically underexplored. How did early twentieth-century US writers portray the business of medical care within a stratified US economy? In Robert...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... local data current and updated: “out of time” precisely because the marks could be marked up at a later time, almost like periodical records open to revision and playback. Such techniques of inscription were serious business. Even colored pencils had to be used with care: “Be careful...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Rachel Adams Abstract Care is the intimate and necessary labor required to sustain those who are dependent, but it is also about acting in ways that sustain other species and the lives of strangers distant in time and space. The COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the vulnerabilities and gaps...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... health care activists, including C. V. Roman, founding member of the National Medical Association (1895) and the first editor of the Journal of the National Medical Association , E. Elliott Rawlins, health columnist for the Amsterdam News , and Mary Fitzbutler Waring, chair of the Committee for Health...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4 Lieutenant (junior grade) Natasha McClinton, a surgical nurse, prepares a patient for a procedure in the intensive care unit aboard the US hospital ship USNS Comfort (April 23, 2020). Source: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Sara Eshleman Figure 4 Lieutenant (junior More
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... It argues that Powers’s novel of eco-sickness is a rejoinder to platitudes about connection, awareness, and care that poses the question: Can ethical concern and care for human and nonhuman others take hold without connection? © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Heather Wondrous Strange: Eco...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 745–757.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jane F. Thrailkill Abstract People over sixty-five have been singled out as a uniquely vulnerable risk group for the novel coronavirus. Yet the discourse of risk obscures (and exacerbates) socially created dangers of congregate care in the United States: poorly paid workers holding down multiple...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 331–355.
Published: 01 June 2022
... divinity of maternal care. Through Jacobs’s and Long Soldier’s discussions of holy maternal care, we can recognize the interrelation of Black and Indigenous freedom struggles in a way that’s not solely defined by shared subjugation. hmanshel@hawaii.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of how we might best move toward it, no longer permitting us to understand the present and future as mutually delimiting terms. The result is a model of care that allows distance, indirection, and aloofness to persist, and that transforms the vexed concept of “enoughness” from a chastening limitation...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... racial outsiders and mark them as separate from the religious educators who taught and cared for them. Stowe drew these strategies from James Janeway's seventeenth-century Token for Children storybooks, which evangelicals actively reprinted and adapted for use in Sunday schools in Stowe's time...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
... premised on acts of tangible care rather than affective identification or the possession of interiority. Along with depictions of pain, neo-slave narratives tend to emphasize the emergence of an agentive subjective that forms through self-exposing narration. Fittingly, many neo-slave narratives use first...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with gender difference primarily and Passing mainly with racial difference, but both are careful also to situate these differences within an explicitly acknowledged range of other differences, including those of class and sexuality. These novels depict the failed and successful communicative strategies...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to the category of the human by crafting narratives that shuttle black being away from the animal. Rejecting both negative affiliations and shifting away from the animal, this article explores the movement toward the animal in black segregation-era literature. I argue that animals and animal care in Richard...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of care and paradigms of affiliation amid institutional structures that often delegitimize, fail to recognize, or directly threaten who we are and what we do. 3 I argue that the pedagogical situation yields a hitherto untheorized modality of queer kinship, one that can in turn be aligned...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., currently affecting them. This tension has been thrown in even sharper relief in America, the land of rugged individualism. As Nancy Berlinger, et al. have written, crisis care ethics holds that in times of public health emergencies, health work shifts from a focus on individual needs to a focus...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and innocence. Sentimentally posi- tioned here next to a human breast and looking wide-eyed into the camera, it appears to plead, yet without apparent consciousness of its predicament, for human kindness and care.1 No claws are seen; rather, two white, delicate, human baby–like “hands” grip the parental...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 707–722.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Figure 4 Lieutenant (junior grade) Natasha McClinton, a surgical nurse, prepares a patient for a procedure in the intensive care unit aboard the US hospital ship USNS Comfort (April 23, 2020). Source: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Sara Eshleman Figure 4 Lieutenant (junior...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... a home. We put in, rather tentatively we admit, a picture of a little boy and a little girl. We had positively no method of knowing whether they would have an appeal or not—whether the great American public would care to adopt either a boy or a girl from the pages of a magazine. We hoped it would; we...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 338–341.
Published: 01 June 2021
... length. These narratives of disaster or atrocity distill human purpose to pure survival, thereby providing a (more desirable?) substitute for what many experience as the inescapable ennui and alienation of modern life. Caring for a child at the beginning of the end of the world recasts survival...