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The Resource The science of sacrifice : American literature and modern social theory, Susan L. Mizruchi

The science of sacrifice : American literature and modern social theory, Susan L. Mizruchi

Label
The science of sacrifice : American literature and modern social theory
Title
The science of sacrifice
Title remainder
American literature and modern social theory
Statement of responsibility
Susan L. Mizruchi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From ritual killings to subtle acts of self-denial, the practice and rhetoric of sacrifice has a special centrality in modern American literature. In a compelling interdisciplinary investigation, Susan Mizruchi portrays an episode in American cultural history when the literary movement of realism and the fledgling field of sociology both converged in the belief that sacrifice is basic to sociality. This is a book about the fascination that sacrifice held for writers - principally, Herman Melville, Henry James, and W.E.B. Du Bois - and also for those who articulated the main tenets of modern social theory, an inquiry that eventually spans historical events such as public lynchings and the political scapegoating of immigrants a century ago
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mizruchi, Susan L.
Dewey number
810.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.S23
LC item number
M59 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Sacrifice in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Literature and society
  • Rites and ceremonies in literature
  • Human sacrifice in literature
  • Self-sacrifice in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Scapegoat in literature
  • Realism in literature
Label
The science of sacrifice : American literature and modern social theory, Susan L. Mizruchi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-426) 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
Control code
37836108
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780691015064
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97044317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The science of sacrifice : American literature and modern social theory, Susan L. Mizruchi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-426) 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
Control code
37836108
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780691015064
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97044317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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