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Domestic Individualism

Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America

Domestic Individualism( )
Author: Brown, Gillian
Series title:The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-08099-7
Publication Date:Sep 1992
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Gillian Brown's book probes the key relationship between domestic ideology and formulations of the self in nineteenth-century America. Arguing that domesticity institutes gender, class, and racial distinctions that govern masculine as well as feminine identity, Brown brilliantly alters, for literary critics, feminists, and cultural historians, the critical perspective from which nineteenth-century American literature and culture have been viewed. In this study of the...
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Book Details
Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.084 x 8.884 x 0.725 Inches
Book Weight:0.968 Pounds



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