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The sentimental touch : the language of feeling in the age of managerialism, Aaron Ritzenberg

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The sentimental touch : the language of feeling in the age of managerialism
Title
The sentimental touch
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the language of feeling in the age of managerialism
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Aaron Ritzenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1850 and 1940, with the rise of managerial capitalism in the United States, the most powerful businesses ceased to be family owned, instead becoming sprawling organizations controlled by complex bureaucracies. Sentimental literature--work written specifically to convey and inspire deep feeling--does not seem to fit with a swiftly bureaucratizing society. Surprisingly, though, sentimental language persisted in American literature, even as a culture of managed systems threatened to obscure the power of individual affect. The Sentimental Touch explores the strange, enduring power of sentimental language in the face of a rapidly changing culture. Analyzing novels by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, and Nathanael West, the book demonstrates that sentimental language changes but remains powerful, even in works by authors who self-consciously write against the sentimental tradition. Sentimental language has an afterlife, enduring in American literature long after authors and critics declared it dead, insisting that human feeling can resist a mechanizing culture and embodying, paradoxically, the way that literary conventions themselves become mechanical and systematic."--Project Muse
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E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The sentimental touch : the language of feeling in the age of managerialism, Aaron Ritzenberg
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The sentimental touch : the language of feeling in the age of managerialism, Aaron Ritzenberg
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x01cr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
  • Touching the body, training the reader
  • Managing sentimentalism in adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Holding on to the sentimental in Winesburg, Ohio
  • A touch of Miss Lonelyhearts
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823250387
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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