Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race by Jennie A. Kassanoff
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Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race
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Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race

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Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race by Jennie A. Kassanoff

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Edith Wharton feared that the 'ill-bred', foreign and poor would overwhelm what was known as the American native elite. Drawing on a range of turn-of-the-century social documents, unpublished archival material and Wharton's major novels, Jennie Kassanoff argues that a fuller appreciation of American culture and democracy becomes available through a sustained engagement with these controversial views. She pursues her theme through Wharton's spirited participation in a variety of turn-of-the-century discourses - from euthanasia and tourism to pragmatism and Native Americans - to produce a truly interdisciplinary study of this major American writer. Kassanoff locates Wharton squarely in the middle of the debates on race, class and democratic pluralism at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing on diverse cultural materials, she offers close interdisciplinary readings that will be of interest to scholars of American literature and culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521051033
ISBN-10: 0521051037
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jennie A. Kassanoff

Jennie A. Kassanoff is Assistant Professor of English at Barnard College in New York. Her articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly and PMLA.

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