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A new heartland : women, modernity, and the agrarian ideal in America

Author: Janet Galligani Casey
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study investigates American rurality and modernity as mutually sustaining concepts, and centres on women's engagement with those concepts. The aim is to articulate a different mode of American modernism that signals meaning and appeal for women and to show how that mode responds to prevalent attitudes in the culture at large.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Casey, Janet Galligani.
New heartland.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008030331
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Galligani Casey
ISBN: 0195338952 9780195338959 9780199713349 0199713340 9780199867103 0199867100
OCLC Number: 319212764
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: women, modernity, rurality --
Critical cartographies: plotting farm women on the cultural map --
The farmer's wife and The farmer's wife --
Women, the farm, and the best-seller --
Radical ruralities --
Rural camera work: women and/in photography --
Epilogue: on heartlands and borderlands.
Responsibility: Janet Galligani Casey.

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This study investigates American rurality and modernity as mutually sustaining concepts, and centres on women's engagement with those concepts. The aim is to articulate a different mode of American modernism that signals meaning and appeal for women and to show how that mode responds to prevalent attitudes in the culture at large.

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A strong contribution to the new modernist studies * Terrell Scott Herring, American Literary History *

 
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