Weak nationalisms : affect and nonfiction in postwar America / Douglas Dowland.
- Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 
viii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
- American literature -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in literature.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- "Weak Nationalisms employs affect theory as well as traditional close reading techniques to explore the ways a range of writers negotiate nationalistic feeling that embraces core tenets of American liberalism while resisting and questioning the hierarchies that are often associated with nationalism"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction: affected readers in an imagined community
Moodiness: the everyday America of Beauvoir's America day by day
Curiosity and its discontents: Steinbeck's Travels with Charley and America and Americans
Hopefulness: on the road with Charles Kuralt
Incredulity: reading Sarah Vowell
Conclusion: affected critics, the nation, and the limits of critique.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
- Class of 1924 Book Fund.
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