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The Resource From gift to commodity : capitalism and sacrifice in nineteenth-century American fiction, Hildegard Hoeller

From gift to commodity : capitalism and sacrifice in nineteenth-century American fiction, Hildegard Hoeller

Label
From gift to commodity : capitalism and sacrifice in nineteenth-century American fiction
Title
From gift to commodity
Title remainder
capitalism and sacrifice in nineteenth-century American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Hildegard Hoeller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fascinating analysis of the significance of the gift, and its increasingly complicated role in an emerging capitalist order, in nineteenth-century American fiction In this rich interdisciplinary study, Hildegard Hoeller argues that nineteenth-century American culture was driven by and deeply occupied with the tension between gift and market exchange. Rooting her analysis in the period's fiction, she shows how American novelists from Hannah Foster to Frank Norris grappled with the role of the gift based on trust, social bonds, and faith in an increasingly capitalist culture based on self-interest, market transactions, and economic reason. Placing the notion of sacrifice at the center of her discussion, Hoeller taps into the poignant discourse of modes of exchange, revealing central tensions of American fiction and culture."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoeller, Hildegard
Dewey number
813.009/3553
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS374.E4
LC item number
H64 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Becoming modern : new nineteenth-century studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Economics in literature
  • Generosity in literature
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Sacrifice in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Economics in literature
  • Generosity in literature
  • Sacrifice in literature
  • Literatur
  • Geschenk
  • Schenken
  • Wirtschaft
  • Kapitalismus
  • USA
  • Littérature américaine
  • Économies
  • Générosité
  • Capitalisme
  • Sacrifice
Label
From gift to commodity : capitalism and sacrifice in nineteenth-century American fiction, Hildegard Hoeller
Instantiates
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
Nineteenth-century American fiction and the inevitable, (im)possible, maddening importance of the gift -- Sacrifices of a nation. The new republic and the aporia of responsibility: prudent economy, speculation, and (ir)responsible sacrifice in Hannah Foster's Coquette -- Self-sacrifice or preservation: Lydia Maria Child's reflections on the gift in Hobomok and The American Frugal Housewife -- Panic fictions. Panics, gifts, and faith in Susan Warner's Wide, Wide World -- From grateful slave to greedy banker: William Wells Brown's Clotel and the circulation of shinplaster fiction -- From Typee to The Confidence-Man: Herman Melville and the (im)possibility of the gift -- Fading gifts and rising profits. Gifts and markets: grotesque economic confusions in William Dean Howells's portrayal of the "incorporation of America" -- Enigma and precision: the Golden Tooth and the horrors of the end of the gift in Frank Norris's McTeague
Control code
809809899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283540704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809809899
Label
From gift to commodity : capitalism and sacrifice in nineteenth-century American fiction, Hildegard Hoeller
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
Nineteenth-century American fiction and the inevitable, (im)possible, maddening importance of the gift -- Sacrifices of a nation. The new republic and the aporia of responsibility: prudent economy, speculation, and (ir)responsible sacrifice in Hannah Foster's Coquette -- Self-sacrifice or preservation: Lydia Maria Child's reflections on the gift in Hobomok and The American Frugal Housewife -- Panic fictions. Panics, gifts, and faith in Susan Warner's Wide, Wide World -- From grateful slave to greedy banker: William Wells Brown's Clotel and the circulation of shinplaster fiction -- From Typee to The Confidence-Man: Herman Melville and the (im)possibility of the gift -- Fading gifts and rising profits. Gifts and markets: grotesque economic confusions in William Dean Howells's portrayal of the "incorporation of America" -- Enigma and precision: the Golden Tooth and the horrors of the end of the gift in Frank Norris's McTeague
Control code
809809899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283540704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809809899

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