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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
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burgett, Bruce, 1963-
Sentimental bodies.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98006479
(OCoLC)38732086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Burgett
ISBN: 1400811147 9781400811144 9780691015590 0691015597
OCLC Number: 51444050
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: United States liberalism and the public sphere --
The patriot's two bodies: nationality and corporeality in George Washington's "Farewell Address" --
Corresponding sentiments and republican letters: Hannah Foster's The Coquette --
Masochism and male sentimentalism: Charles Brockden Brown's Clara Howard --
Obscene publics: Jesse Sharpless and Harriet Jacob --
Afterword: closeted sentiments.
Responsibility: Bruce Burgett.
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Debates 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. This  Read more...

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"A major and intellectually powerful effort to intervene in the liberal hermeneutics that has shaped past and recent studies of American literature, culture, politics, and history."--Betsy Erkkila, Read more...

 
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