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Paper Money Men - Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.) Loot Price: R149
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Paper Money Men - Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.): David Anthony
Paper Money Men - Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.): David Anthony

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Paper Money Men - Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.)

David Anthony

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"Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America" by David Anthony outlines the emergence of a "sensational public sphere" in antebellum America. It argues that this new representational space reflected and helped shape the intricate relationship between commerce and masculine sensibility in a period of dramatic economic upheaval. Looking at a variety of sensational media--from penny press newspapers and pulpy dime novels to the work of well-known writers such as Irving, Hawthorne, and Melville--this book counters the common critical notion that the period's sensationalism addressed a primarily working-class audience. Instead, "Paper Money Men" shows how a wide variety of sensational media was in fact aimed principally at an emergent class of young professional men. "Paper money men" were caught in the transition from an older and more stable mercantilist economy to a panic-prone economic system centered on credit and speculation. And, Anthony argues, they found themselves reflected in the sensational public sphere, a fantasy space in which new models of professional manhood were repeatedly staged and negotiated. Compensatory in nature, these alternative models of manhood rejected fiscal security and property as markers of a stable selfhood, looking instead toward intangible factors such as emotion and race in an effort to forge a secure sense of manhood in an age of intense uncertainty.

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Imprint: Ohio State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2009
First published: November 2009
Authors: David Anthony
Dimensions: 192 x 165 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD-ROM
Pages: 288
Running time: 225 minutes
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8142-9207-5
Barcode: 9780814292075
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 0-8142-9207-0

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