The Resource The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature, Julianne Newmark

The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature, Julianne Newmark

Label
The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature
Title
The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature
Statement of responsibility
Julianne Newmark
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first three decades of the twentieth century saw the largest period of immigration in U.S. history. This immigration, however, was accompanied by legal segregation, racial exclusionism, and questions of residents' national loyalty and commitment to a shared set of "American" beliefs and identity. The faulty premise that homogeneity--as the symbol of the "melting pot"--Was the mark of a strong nation underlined nativist beliefs while undercutting the rich diversity of cultures and lifeways of the population. Though many authors of the time have been viewed through this nativist lens, several texts do indeed contain an array of pluralist themes of society and culture that contradict nativist orientations. In The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature, Julianne Newmark brings urban northeastern, western, southwestern, and Native American literature into debates about pluralism and national belonging and thereby uncovers new concepts of American identity based on sociohistorical environments. Newmark explores themes of plurality and place as a reaction to nativism in the writings of Louis Adamic, Konrad Bercovici, Abraham Cahan, Willa Cather, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Alexander Eastman, James Weldon Johnson, D.H. Lawrence, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Zitkala- & Scaron;a, among others. This exploration of the connection between concepts of place and pluralist communities reveals how mutual experiences of place can offer more constructive forms of community than just discussions of nationalism, belonging, and borders."--
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.N35
LC item number
N49 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature, Julianne Newmark
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Early Emergence of Pluralism in Modern American Literature -- Counternativist Pluralism in the American Southwest -- Trans-national Pluralism and Native Sovereignty -- Conclusion: Against the New Nativism
Control code
000054659726
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803286351
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32764406
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895048778
  • ebsco080328635X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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