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The Resource States of inquiry : social investigations and print culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Oz Frankel

States of inquiry : social investigations and print culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Oz Frankel

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States of inquiry : social investigations and print culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States
Title
States of inquiry
Title remainder
social investigations and print culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States
Statement of responsibility
Oz Frankel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-nineteenth century, American and British governments marched with great fanfare into the marketplace of knowledge and publishing. British royal commissions of inquiry, inspectorates, and parliamentary committees conducted famous social inquiries into child labor, poverty, housing, and factories. The American federal government studied Indian tribes, explored the West, and investigated the condition of the South during and after the Civil War. Performing, printing, and then circulating these studies, government established an economy of exchange with its diverse constituencies. In this medium, which Frankel terms "print statism," not only tangible objects such as reports and books but knowledge itself changed hands. As participants, citizens assumed the standing of informants and readers. Even as policy investigations and official reportage became a distinctive feature of the modern governing process, buttressing the claim of the state to represent its populace, government discovered an unintended consequence: it could exercise only limited control over the process of inquiry, the behavior of its emissaries as investigators or authors, and the fate of official reports once issued and widely circulated. This study contributes to current debates over knowledge, print culture, and the growth of the state as well as the nature and history of the "public sphere." It interweaves innovative, theoretical discussions into meticulous, historical analysis
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1958-
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Frankel, Oz
Dewey number
314.1072/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HA37.U55
LC item number
F75 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New studies in American intellectual and cultural history
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  • Social surveys
  • United States
  • Printing, Public
  • Government publications
  • Social surveys
  • Great Britain
  • Printing, Public
  • Government publications
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Government publications
  • Population
  • Printing, Public
  • Social surveys
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
  • Overheidstaken
  • Overheidspublicaties
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
States of inquiry : social investigations and print culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Oz Frankel
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-357) 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
Introduction -- Monuments in print -- Blue books and the market of information -- The battle of the books -- The bee in the book -- The culture of the social fact -- Scenes of commission -- Facts speak for themselves -- Can freedmen be citizens? -- Totem envy -- Archives of Indian knowledge -- The purloined Indian -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Essay on sources
Control code
190715218
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 370 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801888779
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190715218
Label
States of inquiry : social investigations and print culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Oz Frankel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-357) 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
Introduction -- Monuments in print -- Blue books and the market of information -- The battle of the books -- The bee in the book -- The culture of the social fact -- Scenes of commission -- Facts speak for themselves -- Can freedmen be citizens? -- Totem envy -- Archives of Indian knowledge -- The purloined Indian -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Essay on sources
Control code
190715218
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 370 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801888779
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)190715218

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