Healing the Republic: The Language of Health and the Culture of Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century America

Healing the Republic: The Language of Health and the Culture of Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century America

by Joan Burbick
     
 

In this study Joan Burbick interprets nineteenth-century narratives of health in order to expose the conflicts underlying the creation of a national culture in America.See more details below

Overview

In this study Joan Burbick interprets nineteenth-century narratives of health in order to expose the conflicts underlying the creation of a national culture in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521454346
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #82
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Textures of Authority: 1. The common senses of America; 2. Writing the constitution of the body; Part II. Fictions of the Body Politic: 3. Riddles of the brain; 4. The tell-tale heart; 5. Nervous reports; 6. The recording eye; Conclusions: somatic politics; Notes; Index.

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