The Resource The sentimental touch: : hands in American novels during the rise of managerial capitalism, (ebook)

The sentimental touch: : hands in American novels during the rise of managerial capitalism, (ebook)

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The sentimental touch: : hands in American novels during the rise of managerial capitalism
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The sentimental touch:
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hands in American novels during the rise of managerial capitalism
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Between 1850 and 1940, with the rise of managerial capitalism in the United States, the most powerful businesses ceased to be family owned, instead becoming sprawling organizations controlled by complex bureaucracies. Sentimental literature-work written specifically to convey and inspire deep feeling-does not seem to fit with a swiftly bureaucratizing society. Surprisingly, though, sentimental language persisted in American literature, even as a culture of managed systems threatened to obscure the power of individual affect. The Sentimental Touch explores the strange, enduring power of sentimental language in the face of a rapidly changing culture. Analyzing novels by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, and Nathanael West, the book demonstrates that sentimental language changes but remains powerful, even in works by authors who self-consciously write against the sentimental tradition. Sentimental language has an afterlife, enduring in American literature long after authors and critics declared it dead, insisting that human feeling can resist a mechanizing culture and embodying, paradoxically, the way that literary conventions themselves become mechanical and systematic
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Ritzenberg, Aaron
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non fiction
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  • American fiction
  • American literature
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Touch in literature
  • Sentimentalism in literature
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adult
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The sentimental touch: : hands in American novels during the rise of managerial capitalism, (ebook)
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9780823245543
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MWT11832390
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MWT11832390
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The sentimental touch: : hands in American novels during the rise of managerial capitalism, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823245543
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11832390
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832390
System control number
MWT11832390
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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