Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature

by Lori Merish, Merish
     
 

Examines the constructions of feminine consumption in the nineteenth century in relation to capitalism and domesticity.

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Overview

Examines the constructions of feminine consumption in the nineteenth century in relation to capitalism and domesticity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822325161
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
New Americanists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Introduction: The Forms of Cultured Feeling,
1: Embodying Gender: Sentimental Materialism in the New Republic,
2: Gender, Domesticity, and Consumption in the 1830s: Caroline Kirkland, Catharine Sedgwick, and the Feminization of American Consumerism,
3: Sentimental Consumption: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Aesthetics of Middle-Class Ownership,
4: Domesticating "Blackness": Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth, and the Decommodification of the Black Female Body,
5: Fashioning a Free Self: Consumption, Politics, and Power in the Writings of Elizabeth Keckley and Frances Harper,
6: Not "Just a Cigar": Commodity Culture and the Construction of Imperial Manhood,
Conclusion,
Notes,
Works Cited,
Index,

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