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The Resource The uses of variety : modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness, Carrie Tirado Bramen

The uses of variety : modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness, Carrie Tirado Bramen

Label
The uses of variety : modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness
Title
The uses of variety
Title remainder
modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Tirado Bramen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carrie Tirado Bramen pursues the idea of variety through the works of a wide range of regional and cosmopolitan writers, journalists, theologians, and politicians who rewrote the narrative of American exceptionalism through a celebration of variety. Exploring cultural and institutional spheres ranging from intra-urban walking tours in popular magazines to the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, she shows how the rhetoric of variety became naturalized and nationalized as quintessentially American and inherently democratic. By focusing on the uses of the term in the work of William James, Anna Julia Cooper, W.E.B. Du Bois, Hamlin Garland, and Wong Chin Foo, among many others, Bramen reveals how the perceived innocence and goodness of variety were used to construct contradictory and mutually exclusive visions of modern Americanism. Bramen's innovation is to look at the debates of a century ago that established diversity as the distinctive feature of U.S. culture."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bramen, Carrie Tirado
Dewey number
813.009/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D45
LC item number
B73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Literature and society
  • American fiction
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Cultural pluralism in literature
  • Multiculturalism in literature
  • Ethnic relations in literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • United States
Label
The uses of variety : modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness, Carrie Tirado Bramen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-360) 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
  • The Aesthetics of Diversity.
  • 3.
  • The Uneven Development of American Regionalism.
  • 4.
  • The Urban Picturesque and Americanization
  • III.
  • Heterogeneous Unions.
  • 5.
  • Biracial Fictions and the Mendelist Allegory.
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Americanizing Variety
  • East Meets West at the World's Parliament of Religious.
  • Afterword: In Defense of Partiality
  • I.
  • The Ideological Formation of Pluralism.
  • 1.
  • William James and the Modern Federal Republic.
  • 2.
  • Identity Culture and Cosmopolitanism
  • II.
Control code
44467579
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780674003088
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00056703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The uses of variety : modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness, Carrie Tirado Bramen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-360) 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
  • The Aesthetics of Diversity.
  • 3.
  • The Uneven Development of American Regionalism.
  • 4.
  • The Urban Picturesque and Americanization
  • III.
  • Heterogeneous Unions.
  • 5.
  • Biracial Fictions and the Mendelist Allegory.
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Americanizing Variety
  • East Meets West at the World's Parliament of Religious.
  • Afterword: In Defense of Partiality
  • I.
  • The Ideological Formation of Pluralism.
  • 1.
  • William James and the Modern Federal Republic.
  • 2.
  • Identity Culture and Cosmopolitanism
  • II.
Control code
44467579
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780674003088
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00056703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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