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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2001
... from the national consumer marketplace that mediated this shift. As a result, black magazines became the setting for the victory not of consumerism but of W. E. B. DuBois’s vision of black modernity over...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... hence, so the theory went, continued economic growth). The more the populace consumed, the better off they would be, since spending and investment lead to higher employment—which gener- ates more spending. Consumerism in this period was understood by some, including Hoover, as a means...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jessica Conrad Abstract This essay examines the unique positionality of abolitionist boycott literature, situated within the sentimental trends of antebellum literature while employing the sensationalist language of consumer interaction with morally compromised goods. Boycott literature ultimately...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 233–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and enacted forms of display that aspired as much to grace and intimacy as vulgarity and intimidation. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 David M. Consuming George Thompson Stewart George Thompson was a fat man. In his 1854 memoir, My Life: Or the Adventures...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and its object, the agent blurred with the process of her continual self-invention as a hybrid of multiple cultures. Meditating on relations between subject and object, viewer and vision, consumer and commodity, Yezierska makes plain the role of citizen as consumer. Her work crystallizes the dominance...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... used to describe the continuous and changing social practices of patronage and philanthropy in the era of corporate capitalism. Such friendship calls into question simple conceptions about supply and demand, consumer preference, and the diversifying power of markets. Placing Chesnutt's writings in...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 March 2012
... aesthetic program that offers solutions to the contradictions and incoherencies of postwar modernism. He aims to show thereby that so-called middlebrow literature might be thought of not merely in terms of the set of structures for marketing and distribution through which it was consumed, but as having a...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... materials of that economic sector not as a distant or vicarious consumer but, following his visit to the Old Berkshire Mill in Dalton in the winter of 1851, as a specialized purchaser. Instead of treating paper as a metonym of literary-market exchange, then, Thompson’s essay examines Melville’s experience...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., retrospectively, be described as neoliberalism. The neoliberal style this essay explicates allows for subjects under neoliberalism to inhabit a position that limits politics to the confines of individual entrepreneurialism and consumerism, thus broadcasting politics as not a collective enterprise but instead a...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Mysteria, who was African American. In the process, I show that literary critics have allowed the misogyny of West’s novella to define one of the most enduring of all women’s popular genres. Advice columns have been dismissed as a morally bankrupt product of consumer capitalism, but they did more than...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 379–395.
Published: 01 June 2017
... as consumers or tools of production. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 pedagogy liberal education American literature neoliberalism metacognition critical agents social change Calling on the work of Edward Said, Henry Giroux ( 2012 ) suggests that teaching must be...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Monica Hanna Abstract Some of the most compelling and widely consumed US Latin@ literature being produced at the turn of the twenty-first century is literary journalism in the form of the chronicle, a transnational and transhistorical genre that draws on US and Latin American literary traditions...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... consumer marketplace that mediated this shift. As a result, black magazines became the setting for the victory not of consumerism but of W. E. B. DuBois’s vision of black modernity over Booker T. Washington’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
... relationships, habits, and subjectivity into metadata. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 digital profiling data social media feminism postmodernism Neoliberalism demands that consumer citizens dutifully manage their personal profiles like investment accounts. Yet, as it happens...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism . By Sherman Sarah Way . Durham : Univ. of New Hampshire Press . 2013 . xii , 316 pp. Cloth, $85.00 ; paper, $40.00 ; e-book, $39.99 . Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism . By Chapman Mary . New York...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... consumers ultimately replay the logic of neoliberalism by valorizing individualism and serving mar- ket desires. The story of Malewitz’s book is one in which the potential for rug- ged consumerism to “suspend the various networks of power that dictate the proper use of a given artifact” gives way to...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and genocide in Europe, a pattern that has been neglected, and which I believe provides a critical means of elucidat- ing the novel’s moral center.4 Another is the novel’s fascination with American consumer culture, as...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Sioux values by infusing them into white society. Cooper’s discussion of Cahan focuses on his fictional David Levinksy’s critique of consumer capitalism. This chapter would have benefited from consideration of Cahan himself as an ambivalent Americanizer of Eastern European Jewish immigrants through the...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., to describe details more accurately than one could previously when relying on a memory of a scene or hasty notes scribbled in a dark theater. Technological innovations in book production and consumer edutainment media in our day are reshaping the field of literary studies in profound ways as...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
... an inherently political force for interrupting dominant American aesthetic and cultural traditions. By mixing up clashing and sometimes incompatible traditions—consumer culture with the avant-garde, low-culture genres with experimental poetics, the word with the visual image—these writers critique...