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The Resource Suburban plots : men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture, Maura D'Amore

Suburban plots : men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture, Maura D'Amore

Label
Suburban plots : men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture
Title
Suburban plots
Title remainder
men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture
Statement of responsibility
Maura D'Amore
Title variation
Men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the middle of nineteenth century, as Americans contended with rapid industrial and technological change, readers relied on periodicals and books for information about their changing world. Within this print culture, a host of writers, editors, architects, and reformers urged men to commute to and from their jobs in the city, which was commonly associated with overcrowding, disease, and expense. Through a range of materials, from pattern books to novels and a variety of periodicals, men were told of the restorative effects on body and soul of the natural environment, found in the emerging suburbs outside cities such as New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. They were assured that the promise of an ideal home, despite its association with women's work, could help to motivate them to engage in the labor and commute that took them away from it each day. In Suburban Plots, Maura D'Amore explores how Henry David Thoreau, Henry Ward Beecher, Donald Grant Mitchell, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Parker Willis, and others utilized the pen to plot opportunities for a new sort of male agency grounded, literarily and spatially, in a suburbanized domestic landscape. D'Amore uncovers surprising narratives that do not fit easily into standard critical accounts of midcentury home life. Taking men out of work spaces and locating them in the domestic sphere, these writers were involved in a complex process of portraying men struggling to fulfill fantasies outside of their professional lives, in newly emerging communities. These representations established the groundwork for popular conceptions of suburban domestic life that remain today" --
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1978-
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D'Amore, Maura
Dewey number
307.74097309/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT352.U6
LC item number
.D25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in print culture and history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suburbs
  • Suburban life
  • Men
  • American literature
  • Men in literature
  • Suburbs in literature
  • Suburban life in literature
  • Books and reading
  • American literature
Label
Suburban plots : men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture, Maura D'Amore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: colonizing the countryside, plotting the suburbs -- Thoreau's unreal estate: playing house at Walden Pond -- "To build, as trees grow, season by season": Henry Ward Beecher's domestic organicism -- "A man's sense of domesticity": Donald Grant Mitchell's home relish -- Advancement and association, nostalgia and exclusion: Hawthorne and the suburban romance -- A networked wilderness of print: textual suburbanization in Hillis's Home journal -- Speculative manhood: living fiction in the country-book genre -- Afterword: suburban nostalgia, then and now
Control code
867765676
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 199 pages
Isbn
9781625340948
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867765676
Label
Suburban plots : men at home in nineteenth-century American print culture, Maura D'Amore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: colonizing the countryside, plotting the suburbs -- Thoreau's unreal estate: playing house at Walden Pond -- "To build, as trees grow, season by season": Henry Ward Beecher's domestic organicism -- "A man's sense of domesticity": Donald Grant Mitchell's home relish -- Advancement and association, nostalgia and exclusion: Hawthorne and the suburban romance -- A networked wilderness of print: textual suburbanization in Hillis's Home journal -- Speculative manhood: living fiction in the country-book genre -- Afterword: suburban nostalgia, then and now
Control code
867765676
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 199 pages
Isbn
9781625340948
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867765676

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