Intimate and Authentic Economies : The American Self-Made Man from Douglass to Chaplin (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

Intimate and Authentic Economies : The American Self-Made Man from Douglass to Chaplin (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 224 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415968690
  • DDC分類 810.9353

基本説明

Examines the number of texts, from Reconstruction-era autobiographies to the films of the 30s, to show the sustained market value of status and personal authenticity in the era of contract and free labour.

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contents

Contents Acknowledgments IntroductionAlienation and Alienable Property Patronage and the Intimate Economy The Property in Authenticity The Mixed Economies of the Self-Made Man Chapter 1: Free Labor and Intimate Capital: The Postwar Autobiographies of Douglass, Brown, and Washington "Outside de Store": Free Labor and Southern Agriculture after the War Hard Earnings and the Intimacy of Reputation: Free Labor in the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass The Fugitive's Southern Home: William Wells Brown's Dispersed Autobiography Clean Buildings: Executive Intimacies and Hard Capital in Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery Chapter 2: The Nature Theater of Americana: Horatio Alger's Earnest Commodities The Nature Theater of America: The Algers' Life of Edwin Forrest and the Ragged Dick Stories Ben Bruce and the Threat of Commodified Writing Postscript: Alienable Americana and "a Mutilated Boy's Gratitude" Chapter 3: Racial Credit, White Money, and the Novel of Assimilative Lament "Shinyness" and White Money The Capital of Yearning Chapter 4: The Reality Effect in the Film Machine: The Authentic Performances of the Silent Comedies Thrills and the Average Boy The Daredevil as Civil Engineer Eisenstein and the "Chaplinesque" Performances of Anonymity Notes Bibliography Index