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Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 0367873052
Pages : 314 pages
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Download or read book Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture written by University Lecturer in English Literature Tara Stubbs and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-10 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to displace perceptions of American exceptionalism with broader notions of Atlanticism, transnationalism, world-system, and trans-localism as each has redefined the US and the world more generally. This collection shows how the remapping of America in terms of global networks, and as a set of particular localities, or even glocalities, now plays out in Americanist scholarship, reflecting on the critical consequences of the spatial turn in American literary and cultural studies. Spanning twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry, fiction, memoir, visual art, publishing, and television, and locating the US in Caribbean, African, Asian, European, and other contexts, this volume argues for a re-modelling of American-ness with the transnational as part of its innate rhetoric. It includes discussions of travel, migration, disease, media, globalization, and countless other examples of inflowing. Essays focus on subjects tracing the contemporary contours of the transnational, such as the role of the US in the rise of the global novel, the impact of Caribbean history on American thought (and vice versa), transatlantic cultural and philosophical genealogies and correspondences, and the exchanges between the poetics of American space and those of other world spaces. Asking questions about the way the American eye has traversed and consumed the objects and cultures of the world, but how that world is resistant, this volume will make an important contribution to American and Transatlantic literary studies.

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Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317446422
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Summary Book Review Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture by Tara Stubbs:

Download or read book Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture written by Tara Stubbs and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to displace perceptions of American exceptionalism with broader notions of Atlanticism, transnationalism, world-system, and trans-localism as each has redefined the US and the world more generally. This collection shows how the remapping of America in terms of global networks, and as a set of particular localities, or even glocalities, now plays out in Americanist scholarship, reflecting on the critical consequences of the spatial turn in American literary and cultural studies. Spanning twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry, fiction, memoir, visual art, publishing, and television, and locating the US in Caribbean, African, Asian, European, and other contexts, this volume argues for a re-modelling of American-ness with the transnational as part of its innate rhetoric. It includes discussions of travel, migration, disease, media, globalization, and countless other examples of inflowing. Essays focus on subjects tracing the contemporary contours of the transnational, such as the role of the US in the rise of the global novel, the impact of Caribbean history on American thought (and vice versa), transatlantic cultural and philosophical genealogies and correspondences, and the exchanges between the poetics of American space and those of other world spaces. Asking questions about the way the American eye has traversed and consumed the objects and cultures of the world, but how that world is resistant, this volume will make an important contribution to American and Transatlantic literary studies.

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Ambivalent Transnational Belonging in American Literature


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000390988
Pages : 204 pages
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Summary Book Review Ambivalent Transnational Belonging in American Literature by Silvia Schultermandl:

Download or read book Ambivalent Transnational Belonging in American Literature written by Silvia Schultermandl and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ambivalent Transnational Belonging in American Literature discusses the extent to which transnational concepts of identity and community are cast within nationalist frameworks. It analyzes how the different narrative perspectives in texts by Olaudah Equiano, Catharina Maria Sedgwick, Henry James, Jamaica Kincaid, and Mohsin Hamid shape protagonists’ complex transnational subjectivities, which exist between or outside national frameworks but are nevertheless interpellated through the nation-state and through particular myths about liberal, sentimental, or cosmopolitan subjects. The notion of ambivalent transnational belonging yields insights into the affective appeal of the transnational as a category of analysis, as an aesthetic experience, and as an idea of belonging. This means bringing the transnational into conversation with the aesthetic and the affective so we may fully address the new conceptual challenges faced by literary studies due to the transnational turn in American studies.

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Jewish American Writing and World Literature


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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780192609151
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Jewish American Writing and World Literature written by Saul Noam Zaritt and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody studies Jewish American writers' relationships with the idea of world literature. Writers such as Sholem Asch, Jacob Glatstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Anna Margolin, Saul Bellow, and Grace Paley all responded to a demand to write beyond local Jewish and American audiences and toward the world, as a global market and as a transnational ideal. Beyond fame and global circulation, world literature holds up the promise of legibility, in which a threatened origin becomes the site for redemptive literary creativity. But this promise inevitably remains unfulfilled, as writers struggle to balance potential universal achievements with untranslatable realities, rendering impossible any complete arrival in the US and in the world. The work examined in this study was deeply informed by an intimate connection to Yiddish, a Jewish vernacular with its own global network and institutional ambitions. Jewish American Writing and World Literature tracks the attempts and failures, through translation, to find a home for Jewish vernacularity in the institution of world literature. The exploration of the translational uncertainty of Jewish American writing joins postcolonial critiques of US and world literature and challenges Eurocentric and Anglo-American paradigms of literary study. In bringing into conversation the fields of Yiddish studies, American Studies, and world literature theory, Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody proposes a new approach to the study of modern Jewish literatures and their implication within global empires of culture.

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Richard Wright and Transnationalism


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9780429799884
Pages : 178 pages
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Summary Book Review Richard Wright and Transnationalism by Mamoun F. I. Alzoubi:

Download or read book Richard Wright and Transnationalism written by Mamoun F. I. Alzoubi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-14 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wright and Transnationalism sees Dr. Mamoun Alzoubi argue that renowned American Author, Richard Wright, transformed the way that we approach comparative literature by beginning to look at matters of American racism and Civil Rights in transnational contexts, formed by the new nations surfacing from colonial rule. Richard Wright and Transnationalism demonstrates how Wright, beginning with his work in the 1950s, began to hypothesize the shared history of suffering that linked the experience of slavery, Jim Crow and racism in African American life with the impact of colonialism and neocolonialism on the large communities of Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000461480
Pages : 232 pages
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Summary Book Review Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century by John C. Havard:

Download or read book Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century written by John C. Havard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between the United States and Spain evolved rapidly over the course of the nineteenth century, culminating in hostility during the Spanish-American War. However, scholarship on literary connections between the two nations has been limited aside from a few studies of the small coterie of Hispanists typically conceived as the canon in this area. This volume collects essays that push the study of transatlantic connections between U.S. and Spanish literatures in new directions. The contributors represent an interdisciplinary group including scholars of national literatures, national histories, and comparative literature. Their works explore previously understudied authors as well as understudied works by better-known authors. They use these new archives to present canonical works in new lights. Moreover, they explore organic entanglements between the literary traditions, and how those traditions interface with Latinx literary history.

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Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender


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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780820354002
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender written by Ali Chetwynd and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Pynchon's fiction has been considered masculinist, misogynist, phallocentric, and pornographic: its formal experimentation, irony, and ambiguity have been taken both to complicate such judgments and to be parts of the problem. To the present day, deep critical divisions persist as to whether Pynchon's representations of women are sexist, feminist, or reflective of a more general misanthropy, whether his writing of sex is boorishly pornographic or effectually transgressive, whether queer identities are celebrated or mocked, and whether his departures from realist convention express masculinist elitism or critique the gendering of genre. Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender reframes these debates. As the first book-length investigation of Pynchon's writing to put the topics of sex and gender at its core, it moves beyond binary debates about whether to see Pynchon as liberatory or conservative, instead examining how his preoccupation with sex and gender conditions his fiction's whole worldview. The essays it contains, which cumulatively address all of Pynchon's novels from V. (1963) to Bleeding Edge (2013), investigate such topics as the imbrication of gender and power, sexual abuse and the writing of sex, the gendering of violence, and the shifting representation of the family. Providing a wealth of new approaches to the centrality of sex and gender in Pynchon's work, the collection opens up new avenues for Pynchon studies as a whole.

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Beat Feminisms


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000509885
Pages : 186 pages
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Summary Book Review Beat Feminisms by Polina Mackay:

Download or read book Beat Feminisms written by Polina Mackay and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-21 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book-length study to read women of the Beat Generation as feminist writers. The book focuses on one author from each of the three generations that comprise the groups of female writers associated with the Beats – Diane di Prima, ruth weiss and Anne Waldman – as well as on experimental and multimedia artists, such as Laurie Anderson and Kathy Acker, who have not been read through the prism of Beat feminism before. Beat Feminisms argues that these writers’ feminism evolved over time, but retained a focus on intertextuality, on visions of transformation, on revisions of patriarchal discourses, on gender and on interventionist poetics within the context of activism. The book shows how these Beat feminisms counteract the ways in which women have been undermined, possessed or silenced.

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Poetry & the Dictionary


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Publisher : Poetry and Lup
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ISBN 10 : 9781789620566
Pages : 312 pages
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Summary Book Review Poetry & the Dictionary by Andrew Blades:

Download or read book Poetry & the Dictionary written by Andrew Blades and published by Poetry and Lup. This book was released on 2020-03-26 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative collection of essays is the first volume to explore the many ways in which dictionaries have stimulated the imaginations of modern and contemporary poets from Britain, Ireland, and America, while also considering how poetry has itself been a rich source of material for lexicographers.

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Transatlantic Footholds


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9780429537011
Pages : 218 pages
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Summary Book Review Transatlantic Footholds by Stephanie Palmer:

Download or read book Transatlantic Footholds written by Stephanie Palmer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-07-16 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transatlantic Footholds: Turn-of-the-Century American Women Writers and British Reviewers analyses British reviews of American women fiction writers, essayists and poets between the periods of literary domesticity and modernism. The book demonstrates that a variety of American women writers were intelligently read in Britain during this era. British reviewers read American women as literary artists, as women and as Americans. While their notion of who counted as "women" was too limited by race and class, they eagerly read these writers for insight about how women around the world were entering debates on women’s place, the class struggle, religion, Indian policy, childrearing, and high society. In the process, by reading American women in varied ways, reviewers became hybrid and dissenting readers. The taste among British reviewers for American women’s books helped change the predominant direction that high culture flowed across the Atlantic from east-to-west to west-to-east. Britons working in London or far afield were deeply invested in the idea of "America." "America," their responses prove, is a transnational construct.

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The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism


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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319633039
Pages : 883 pages
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Summary Book Review The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism by Donald R. Wehrs:

Download or read book The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism written by Donald R. Wehrs and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 883 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides a comprehensive account of how scholarship on affect and scholarship on texts have come to inform one another over the past few decades. The result has been that explorations of how texts address, elicit, shape, and dramatize affect have become central to contemporary work in literary, film, and art criticism, as well as in critical theory, rhetoric, performance studies, and aesthetics. Guiding readers to the variety of topics, themes, interdisciplinary dialogues, and sub-disciplinary specialties that the study of interplay between affect and texts has either inaugurated or revitalized, the handbook showcases and engages the diversity of scholarly topics, approaches, and projects that thinking of affect in relation to texts and related media open up or enable. These include (but are not limited to) investigations of what attention to affect brings to established methods of studying texts—in terms of period, genre, cultural contexts, rhetoric, and individual authorship.

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The Fictions of American Capitalism


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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030365646
Pages : 408 pages
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Summary Book Review The Fictions of American Capitalism by Jacques-Henri Coste:

Download or read book The Fictions of American Capitalism written by Jacques-Henri Coste and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-02-26 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fictions of American Capitalism: Working Fictions and the Economic Novel introduces a new way of thinking about fiction in connection with capitalism, especially American capitalism. These essays demonstrate how fiction fulfills a major function of the American capitalist engine, presenting various formulations of American capitalism from the perspective of economists, social scientists, and literary critics. Focusing on three narratives—fictitious capital, working fictions, and the economic novel—the volume questions whether these three types of fiction can be linked under the sign of capitalism. This collection seeks to illustrate the American economy’s dependence on fictitiousness, America’s ideological fictions, and the nation’s creative literary fiction. In relation to what the credit and banking crisis of 2007–2008 exposed about the “unreal” base of the economy, the volume concludes with a call to recognize the economic humanities, arguing that American fiction and American literary studies can provide a useful mirror for economists.

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Remade in America


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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780520309043
Pages : 295 pages
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Download or read book Remade in America written by Joanna Pawlik and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2021-08-23 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Re-viewing surrealism in Charles Henri Ford's Poem posters (1964-5) -- Encountering surrealism : Nadja (1928) and autobiographical beat writing -- Blackening surrealism : Ted Joans' ethnographic surrealist historiography -- Turning on surrealism : queer psychedelia -- Hystericising surrealism : the marvelous in popular culture.

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Re-Reading the Age of Innovation


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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781000587883
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Re-Reading the Age of Innovation written by Louise Kane and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The period of 1830–1950 was an age of unprecedented innovation. From new inventions and scientific discoveries to reconsiderations of religion, gender, and the human mind, the innovations of this era are recorded in a wide range of literary texts. Rather than separating these texts into Victorian or modernist camps, this collection argues for a new framework that reveals how the concept of innovation generated forms of literary newness that drew novelists, poets, and other creative figures working across this period into dialogic networks of experiment. The 14 chapters in this volume explore how inventions like the rotary print press or hot air balloon and emergent debates about science, trade, and colonialism evolved new forms and genres. Through their examinations of a wide range of texts and writers—from well-known novelists like Conrad, Dickens, Hardy, and Woolf, to less canonical figures like Charlotte Mew, Elías Mar, and Walter Frances White—the chapters in this collection re-read these texts as part of an age of innovation characterized not by division and divide, but by collaboration and community.

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Poetry and Work


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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030261252
Pages : 396 pages
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Download or read book Poetry and Work written by Jo Lindsay Walton and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-16 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poetry and Work offers a timely and much-needed re-examination of the relationship between work and poetry. The volume questions how lines are drawn between work and non-work, how social, political, and technological upheavals transform the nature of work, how work appears or hides within poetry, and asks if poetry is work, or play, or something else completely. The book interrogates whether poetry and avant-garde and experimental writing can provide models for work that is less alienated and more free. In this major new collection, sixteen scholars and poets draw on a lively array of theory and philosophy, archival research, fresh readings, and personal reflection in order to consider work and poetry: the work in poetry and the work of poetry. Individual chapters address issues such as the many professions, occupations, and tasks of poets beyond and around writing; poetry’s special relationship with ‘craft’; work's relationship with gender, class, race, disability, and sexuality; how work gets recognised or rendered invisible in aesthetic production and beyond; the work of poetry and the work of political activism and organising; and the notion of poetry itself as a space where work and play can blur, and where postwork imaginaries can be nurtured and explored.

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A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781350253544
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire written by Bloomsbury Publishing and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The nineteenth century was a time of intense monetization of social life: increasingly money became the only means of access to goods and services, especially in the new metropolises; new technologies and infrastructures emerged for saving and circulating money and for standardizing coinage; and paper currencies were printed, founded purely on trust without any intrinsic metallic value. But the monetary landscape was ambivalent so that the forces unifying monetary practice (imperial and national currencies, global monetary standards such as the gold standard) coexisted with the proliferation of local currencies. Money became a central issue in politics, the arts, and sciences - and the modern discipline of economics was born, with its claim to a monopoly on knowing and governing money. Drawing upon a wealth of visual and textual sources, A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire presents essays that examine key cultural case studies of the period on the themes of technologies, ideas, ritual and religion, the everyday, art and representation, interpretation, and the issues of the age.

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Trump's America


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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781474458894
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Trump's America written by Liam Kennedy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-09 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Donald J. Trump's presidency has delivered a seismic shock to the American political system, its public sphere, and to our political culture worldwide.