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Old-fashioned modernism : rural masculinity and Midwestern literature

Author: Andy Oler
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Midwest holds two conflicting positions in the American cultural imagination, both of which rob the region of its distinctiveness. Often, it is seen as the "heartland," a pastoral ideal standing in for all of American culture. Alternatively, the Midwest can represent "flyover country," part of an expansive, undifferentiated mass between the coasts. In Old-Fashioned Modernism: Rural Masculinity and Midwestern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Oler
ISBN: 9780807170786 080717078X
OCLC Number: 1056478369
Description: xi, 234 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Masculinity and Midwestern modernism --
Manufacturing rural modernity: The "Vast Energy" of Midwestern Masculinity --
"The Rustic Dream": Gender Norms, Rural Time, and the Modern Countryside --
"Where People and Things Wear Out": Masculine Fatigue and the Great Plains Farm Novel --
"A Dreamy-Eyed Boy": Chicago, Race Records, and Regional Black Masculinity --
Conclusion: Contemporary Manhood and the Entrepreneurial Midwest.
Responsibility: Andy Oler.

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"The Midwest holds two conflicting positions in the American cultural imagination, both of which rob the region of its distinctiveness. Often, it is seen as the "heartland," a pastoral ideal standing in for all of American culture. Alternatively, the Midwest can represent "flyover country," part of an expansive, undifferentiated mass between the coasts. In Old-Fashioned Modernism: Rural Masculinity and Midwestern Literature, Andy Oler challenges both views by pairing fiction and poetry from the region with cultural and material texts that illustrate the processes by which regional modernism both opposes and absorbs prevailing models of twentieth-century manhood"--

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Drawing on a range of provocative sources, Old-Fashioned Modernism enlarges our understanding of gender in light of the Progressive Era's contrived oppositions between city and country, progress and Read more...

 
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