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Weak nationalisms : affect and nonfiction in postwar America / Douglas Dowland.

Author/Creator:
Dowland, Douglas, author.
Publication:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
American literature -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in literature.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Synecdoche.
American literature.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Contributor:
Class of 1924 Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781496200501
1496200500
9781496215482
1496215486
9781496215994
1496215990
9781496216007
1496216008
9781496216014
1496216016
OCLC:
1064247291
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