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The Resource Civilized creatures : urban animals, sentimental culture, and American literature, 1850-1900, Jennifer Mason

Civilized creatures : urban animals, sentimental culture, and American literature, 1850-1900, Jennifer Mason

Label
Civilized creatures : urban animals, sentimental culture, and American literature, 1850-1900
Title
Civilized creatures
Title remainder
urban animals, sentimental culture, and American literature, 1850-1900
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Mason
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Civilized Creatures, Jennifer Mason challenges some of our most enduring ideas about how encounters with nonhuman nature shaped American literature and culture. Mason argues that in the second half of the nineteenth century the most powerful influence on Americans' understanding of their affinities with animals was not increasing separation from the pastoral and the wilderness; instead, it was the population's feelings about the ostensibly civilized animals they encountered in their daily lives." "Combining literary analysis with cultural histories of equestrianism, pet keeping, and the animal welfare movement, Civilized Creatures offers new readings of works by Susan Warner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles W. Chesnutt. In each case, Mason demonstrates that understanding contemporary relationships between humans and animals is essential for understanding the debates about gender, race, and cultural power enacted in these texts."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mason, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.309362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.A54
LC item number
M37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animals, history, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Animals in literature
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Sentimentalism in literature
Label
Civilized creatures : urban animals, sentimental culture, and American literature, 1850-1900, Jennifer Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-219) 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
Life in the Built Environment -- Animal Bodies: Corporeality, Class, and Equestrianism in Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World -- Animal Transformations: Sagacious Dogs, Disgusting Apes, Evolutionary Theory, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun-- The Domestic Angel Animal: Nature, Nurture, and Difference in the Work of Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Animal Justice: Charles Chesnutt, Black Animality, and the Politics of Animal Welfare -- Conclusion: Animal Politics, Affect, and American Studies
Control code
56617159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9780801880711
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Civilized creatures : urban animals, sentimental culture, and American literature, 1850-1900, Jennifer Mason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-219) 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
Life in the Built Environment -- Animal Bodies: Corporeality, Class, and Equestrianism in Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World -- Animal Transformations: Sagacious Dogs, Disgusting Apes, Evolutionary Theory, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun-- The Domestic Angel Animal: Nature, Nurture, and Difference in the Work of Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Animal Justice: Charles Chesnutt, Black Animality, and the Politics of Animal Welfare -- Conclusion: Animal Politics, Affect, and American Studies
Control code
56617159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9780801880711
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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