Adulthood And Other Fictions

Author: Sari Edelstein
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198831889
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While the field of childhood studies has blossomed in recent years, few scholars have taken up the question of age more broadly as a lens for reading American literature. Adulthood and Other Fictions shows how a diverse array of nineteenth-century writers, thinkers, and artists responded to the rise of chronological age in social and political life. Over the course of the century, age was added to the census; schools were organized around age groups; birthday cards were mass-produced; geriatrics became a medical specialty. Adulthood and Other Fictions reads American literature as a rich, critical account of this modern culture of age, and it examines how our most well-known writers registeredand often resistedage expectations, particularly as they applied to women and people of color. More than simply adding age to the list of identity categories that have become de rigeur sites of scholarly attention, Adulthood and Other Fictions argues that these other measures of social location (race, gender, sexuality, class) are largely legible through the seemingly more natural and essential identity defined by age. That is, longstanding cultural ideals about maturity and development anchor ideologies of heterosexuality, race, nationalism, and capitalism, and in this sense, age rhetoric serves as one of our most pervasive disciplinary discourses. Writers including Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and Henry James anticipated the ageism of our moment, but they also recognized how age norms both structure and limit the lives of individuals at all points on the age continuum. Ultimately, the volume argues for an intersectional understanding of age that challenges the celebration of independence and autonomy imbricated in US fantasies of adulthood and in American identity itself.

Annual Report Of The General Agent

Author: Board of National Popular Education
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ISBN:
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First Tenth Annual Report Of The General Agent Of The Board With The Constitution Of The Board Second Edition

Author: Board of National Popular Education (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
Editor:
ISBN:
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Children S Periodicals Of The United States

Author: R. Gordon Kelly
Editor: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
ISBN:
Size: 17,75 MB
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This volume offers profiles of 423 titles published during the past two hundred years. The sketches are full and detailed, those for the longer-lived periodicals running to several pages. . . . The guide's real strength lies in the wealth of information it provides. For its full descriptions of magazines, its bibliographies, publication histories, and location sources, "Children's Periodicals of the United States" is a much needed work. "Wilson Library Bulletin"

Gazetteer Of The State Of New York

Author: John Homer French
Editor:
ISBN:
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19th Century Institutions Promoting Social Change

Author: Donald G. Davis
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 11,72 MB
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