Interior States: Institutional Consciousness and the Inner Life of Democracy in the Antebellum United States

Interior States: Institutional Consciousness and the Inner Life of Democracy in the Antebellum United States

by Christopher Castiglia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822342677

ISBN-13: 9780822342670

Pub. Date: 11/11/2008

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Explores changing forms of interiority as produced in relation to the state in nineteenth century America and the current day.

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Overview

Explores changing forms of interiority as produced in relation to the state in nineteenth century America and the current day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822342670
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/11/2008
Series:
New Americanists
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Interiority and the Problem of Misplaced Democracy 1

1 "Matters of Internal Concern": Federal Affect and the Melancholy Citizen 17

2 Bad Associations: Sociality, Interiority, Institutionalism 60

3 Abolition's Racial Interiors and White Civic Depth 101

4 Ardent Spirits: Intemperate Sociality and the Inner Life of Capital 136

5 Anxiety, Desire, and the Nervous State 168

6 Between Consciousness and Revolution: Romanticism and Racial Interiority 216

7 "I Want My Happiness!" Alienated Affections, Queer Sociality, and the Marvelous Interiors of the American Romance 256

Epilogue: Humanism without Humans: The Possibilities of Post-Interior Democracy 294

Notes 305

References 351

Index 363

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