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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 612–615.
Published: 01 September 2004
... previously unpublished pieces. Despite this unusual format, all the chap- ters cohere beautifully around the premise of ‘‘the overwhelming symbolic significance of gender and family as sites of both individual identity forma- tion and collective socialization’’ (1). Bloch is more interested in broad reli...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 151–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Xiomara Santamarina Duke University Press 2005 Xiomara Black Hairdresser and Social Critic: Santamarina Eliza Potter and the Labors of Femininity Shortly after John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, two reviewers in Cincinnati newspapers expressed opposite...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2005
... each book is dominated by an all-too-familiar national story, so that they become studies, to some extent, of how an exclusive culture has resisted the pressure for inclusiveness. All three books draw our attention to the complex scripting of social performance both promoted and obscured...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2005
...-1880 . By Candy Gunther Brown. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xiv, 336 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95; Social Stories: The Magazine Novel in Nineteenth-Century America . By Patricia Okker. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2004. xii, 202 pp. $37.50. Book Reviews...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Rebecca Wanzo, Duke University Neo-Slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form. By Asraf Rushdy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1999. 232 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $17.95...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Elsa Nettels Duke University Press 2007 Creating the Culture of Reform in Antebellum America . By T. Gregory Garvey. Atlanta: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2006. xii, 263 pp. $ 39.95. Conscience and Purpose: Fiction and Social Consciousness in Howells, Jewett, Chesnutt, and Cather...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 882–884.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 199 pp. $27.95. Hoodlums: Black Villains and Social Bandits in American Life . By William L. Van Deburg. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2004. xiv, 283 pp. $29.00. Book Reviews New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Audrey Raden The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America . By Michael C. Cohen Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2015 . 277 pp. Cloth, $55.00 ; e-book available. Ornamental Aesthetics: The Poetry of Attending in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 815–817.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Andrew Epstein Postmodernism in Pieces: Materializing the Social in U.S. Fiction . By Matthew Mullins . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 230 pp. Cloth, $87.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. Lyrical Strategies: The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 336–338.
Published: 01 June 2021
...: Games, Literature, and Social Invention in Nineteenth-Century America and Colin Milburn’s Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life offer historically situated readings of the influence of games on culture at large. Focusing, obviously, on very different historical contexts, both are nonetheless...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 531–533.
Published: 01 September 2021
... this monograph apart is its commitment to looking at work from a remarkably wide range of social and aesthetic strata in order to illustrate the fullness of his approach. Nicholas Brown’s Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art under Capitalism is similarly concerned with the ways art is entangled...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Timothy Aubry Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Contemporary American art, according to both George Cotkin’s Feast of Excess and Walter Benn Michaels’s The Beauty of a Social Problem , endlessly risks collapsing back into the mute, formless material world from which...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Sonya Posmentier The Social Imperative: Race, Close Reading, and Contemporary Literary Criticism . By Moya Paula M. L. . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 206 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper, $22.95 ; e-book available. Race and the Literary Encounter: Black...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 657–660.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in Literature and Film . By Ann Brigham . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2015 . x, 262 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $29.50 ; e-book, $29.50 . Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form . By David J. Alworth . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . 2016 . Cloth , $39.50 ; e...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2012
...J. Peter Moore Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life . By Izenberg Oren . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . 2010 . ix, 234 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $27.95 . Radical Affections: Essays on the Poetics of Outside . By Nichols Miriam . Tuscaloosa...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Riché Richardson Duke University Press 2006 Unnatural Selections: Eugenics in American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance . By Daylanne K. English. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xii, 267 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $24.95. Rethinking Social Realism...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2012
...James Salazar Minority Reports: Identity and Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century American Literature . By Borgstrom Michael . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 2010 . xv , 183 pp. $84.00 . Loyal Subjects: Bonds of Nation, Race, and Allegiance in Nineteenth-Century America...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David M. Stewart © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States . Ed. Thomas Augst and Kenneth Carpenter. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2007. x, 368 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $28.95. The Temple...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Beyond Cheering and Bashing: New Perspectives on the Closing of the American Mind (Bowling Green Popular Press, 1992). Banished: Common Law and the Rhetoric of Social Exclusion in Early New England . By Goodman Nan . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2012 . 206 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . By Martha Banta. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 2007. xxx, 306 pp. $38.00. A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America . By Thomas M. Allen. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 200. xii, 275 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.95. Book Reviews Long...