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The Resource Disturbing calculations : the economics of identity in postcolonial Southern literature, 1912-2002, Melanie R. Benson

Disturbing calculations : the economics of identity in postcolonial Southern literature, 1912-2002, Melanie R. Benson

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Disturbing calculations : the economics of identity in postcolonial Southern literature, 1912-2002
Title
Disturbing calculations
Title remainder
the economics of identity in postcolonial Southern literature, 1912-2002
Statement of responsibility
Melanie R. Benson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In fiction by a large, diverse group of authors, including William Faulkner, Anita Loos, William Attaway, Dorothy Allison and Lan Cao, Benson identifies a calculation-obsessed, anxiety-ridden discourse in which numbers are employed to determine social and racial hierarchies and establish individual worth and identity
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Taylor, Melanie Benson
Dewey number
813/.5093553
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.B48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New southern studies
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Value in literature
  • Value
  • Numbers in literature
  • Fetishism in literature
  • Narcissism in literature
  • Ego (Psychology) in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Southern States
Label
Disturbing calculations : the economics of identity in postcolonial Southern literature, 1912-2002, Melanie R. Benson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fetish of number : narcissism, economics, and the twentieth century Southern ego -- The fetish of surplus value : reconstructing the white elite in Allen Tate, William Alexander Percy, William Faulkner, and Thomas Wolfe -- Stealing themselves out of slavery : African American Southerners in Richard Wright, William Attaway, James Weldon Johnson, and Zora Neale Hurston -- The measures of love : Southern belles and working girls in Frances Newman, Anita Loos, and Katherine Anne Porter -- Contemporary crises of value : white trash, black paralysis, and elite amnesia in Dorothy Allison, Alice Walker, and Walker Percy -- Remembering the missing : Native Americans, immigrants, and Atlanta's murdered children in Louis Owens, Marilou Awiakta, Lan Cao, James Baldwin, Toni Cade Bambara, and Tayari Jones
Control code
180690017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780820329727
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)180690017
Label
Disturbing calculations : the economics of identity in postcolonial Southern literature, 1912-2002, Melanie R. Benson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) 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
The fetish of number : narcissism, economics, and the twentieth century Southern ego -- The fetish of surplus value : reconstructing the white elite in Allen Tate, William Alexander Percy, William Faulkner, and Thomas Wolfe -- Stealing themselves out of slavery : African American Southerners in Richard Wright, William Attaway, James Weldon Johnson, and Zora Neale Hurston -- The measures of love : Southern belles and working girls in Frances Newman, Anita Loos, and Katherine Anne Porter -- Contemporary crises of value : white trash, black paralysis, and elite amnesia in Dorothy Allison, Alice Walker, and Walker Percy -- Remembering the missing : Native Americans, immigrants, and Atlanta's murdered children in Louis Owens, Marilou Awiakta, Lan Cao, James Baldwin, Toni Cade Bambara, and Tayari Jones
Control code
180690017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780820329727
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)180690017

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