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The ethnography of manners : Hawthorne, James, Wharton, Nancy Bentley

Label
The ethnography of manners : Hawthorne, James, Wharton
Title
The ethnography of manners
Title remainder
Hawthorne, James, Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Bentley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines fiction and ethnography as related forms for analyzing and exhibiting social life. Focusing on the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and Edith Wharton, the study argues that novels and ethnographies collaborated to produce an unstable but powerful master discourse of "culture," a discourse that allowed writers to turn new social energies and fears into particular kinds of authorial expertise. Crossing a range of institutions (anthropology, literature, museums, law) and texts (novels, ethnographies, travel books, social theory), this study allows fiction to take its place in a web of social practices that categorize, display, and regulate what Wharton calls "the customs of the country."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bentley, Nancy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Wharton, Edith
  • American fiction
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Literature and society
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Ethnology in literature
Label
The ethnography of manners : Hawthorne, James, Wharton, Nancy Bentley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-236) 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
  • 5.
  • Edith Wharton and the alienation of divorce
  • 1.
  • equivocation of culture
  • 2.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne and the fetish of race
  • 3.
  • discipline of manners
  • 4.
  • Henry James and magical property
Control code
30544737
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780521461900
Lccn
94003355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1653600
Label
The ethnography of manners : Hawthorne, James, Wharton, Nancy Bentley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-236) 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
  • 5.
  • Edith Wharton and the alienation of divorce
  • 1.
  • equivocation of culture
  • 2.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne and the fetish of race
  • 3.
  • discipline of manners
  • 4.
  • Henry James and magical property
Control code
30544737
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780521461900
Lccn
94003355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1653600

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