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The Resource Ethnicity and cultural authority : from Arnold to Du Bois, Daniel G. Williams

Ethnicity and cultural authority : from Arnold to Du Bois, Daniel G. Williams

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Ethnicity and cultural authority : from Arnold to Du Bois
Title
Ethnicity and cultural authority
Title remainder
from Arnold to Du Bois
Statement of responsibility
Daniel G. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writing in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois suggested that the goal for the African-American was 'to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture'. He was evoking 'culture' as a solution to the divisions within society, thereby adopting, in a very different context, an idea that had been influentially expressed by Matthew Arnold in the 1860s. Du Bois questioned the assumed universality of this concept by asking who, ultimately, is allowed into the 'kingdom of culture'? How does one come to speak from a position of cultural authority? This book adopts a transatlantic approach to explore these questions. It centres on four Victorian 'men of letters' - Matthew Arnold, William Dean Howells, W.B. Yeats and W.E.B. Du Bois - who drew on notions of ethnicity as a basis from which to assert their cultural authority. In comparative close readings of these figures Daniel Williams addresses several key areas of contemporary literary and cultural debate. The book questions the notion of 'the West' as it appears and re-appears in the formulations of postcolonial theory, challenges the widespread tendency to divide nationalism into 'civic' and 'ethnic' forms, and forces its readers to reconsider what they mean when they talk about 'culture', 'identity' and 'national literature'. Key Features Offers a substantial, innovative intervention in transatlantic debates over race and ethnicity Uses 4 intriguing authors to explore issues of national identity, racial purity and the use of literature as a marker of 'cultural capital' A unique focus on Celtic identity in a transatlantic context Sets up a dialogue between writers who believe in national identity and those who believe in cultural distinctiveness
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Williams, Daniel G
Dewey number
305.8
Index
index present
LC call number
GN495.6
LC item number
.W55 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
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  • Arnold, Matthew
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Arnold, Matthew
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Arnold, Matthew
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
Label
Ethnicity and cultural authority : from Arnold to Du Bois, Daniel G. Williams
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction: Culture, Ethnicity, Authority; chapter 1 Matthew Arnold Culture and Ethnicity; chapter 2 William Dean Howells REalism, Ethnicity and the nation; chapter 3 W.B. Yeats celticism, Aestheticism and Nationalism; chapter 4 W.E.B. Du Bois Black folk in the kingdom of culture; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; index
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81873457
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unknown
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1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780748651993
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/cttk0xrt
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)81873457
Label
Ethnicity and cultural authority : from Arnold to Du Bois, Daniel G. Williams
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction: Culture, Ethnicity, Authority; chapter 1 Matthew Arnold Culture and Ethnicity; chapter 2 William Dean Howells REalism, Ethnicity and the nation; chapter 3 W.B. Yeats celticism, Aestheticism and Nationalism; chapter 4 W.E.B. Du Bois Black folk in the kingdom of culture; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; index
Control code
81873457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748651993
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk0xrt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)81873457

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