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Cast down : abjection in America, 1700-1850

Author: Mark J Miller
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2016.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Derived from the Latin abiectus, literally meaning "thrown or cast down," "abjection" names the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible. In Western religious tradition, to be abject is to submit to bodily suffering or psychological mortification for the good of the soul. In Cast Down: Abjection in America, 1700-1850, Mark J. Miller argues that transatlantic Protestant discourses of abjection engaged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miller, Mark J.
Cast down.
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2016
(OCoLC)927401241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J Miller
ISBN: 0812292642 9780812292640
OCLC Number: 944311177
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction. From roses to neuroses --
1. Conversion, suffering, and publicity --
2. Indian abjection in the public sphere --
3. The martyrology of white abolitionists --
4. Masochism, minstrelsy, and liberal revolution --
Epilogue. Child pets, Melville's Pip, and Oriental blackness.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Mark J. Miller.

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In Cast Down: Abjection in America, 1700-1850, Mark J. Miller argues that transatlantic Protestant discourses of abjection engaged with, and furthered the development of, concepts of race and  Read more...

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