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Sentimental bodies : sex, gender, and citizenship in the early republic

Author: Bruce Burgett
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sentimentalism, sex, the construction of the modern body, and the origins of American liberalism all come under scrutiny in this rich discussion of political life in the early republic. Here Bruce Burgett enters into debates over the ""public sphere, "" a concept introduced by Jurgen Habermas that has led theorists to grapple with such polarities as public and private, polity and personality, citizenship and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Burgett
ISBN: 1282753525 9781282753525 9786612753527 6612753528 1400822696 9781400822690 1400811147 9781400811144
OCLC Number: 1108972508
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents
Responsibility: Bruce Burgett.

Abstract:

Sentimentalism, sex, the construction of the modern body, and the origins of American liberalism all come under scrutiny in this rich discussion of political life in the early republic. Here Bruce Burgett enters into debates over the ""public sphere, "" a concept introduced by Jurgen Habermas that has led theorists to grapple with such polarities as public and private, polity and personality, citizenship and subjection. With the literary public sphere as his primary focus, Burgett sets out to challenge the Enlightenment opposition of reason and sentiment as the fundamental grid for understan.

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