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Shaheen, Aaron
Androgynous democracy : modern American literature and the dual-sexed body politic / Aaron Shaheen
1st ed
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS228.S42 S53 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Sex in literature
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Modernism (Literature) -- United States
Physical Description x, 182 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-174) and index
Contents Introduction: "who need be afraid of the merge?" -- "The social dusk of that mysterious democracy": race, sexology, and the modern woman in Henry James's postbellum America -- Commercial androgyny: reformulating the modern liberal subject in Frank Norris and Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Reactionary and radical androgyny: two southerners assess the depression-era body politic -- Race, gender, and democratic space in W.E.B. Du Bois and Marita Bonner -- Epilogue: androgyny, fascism, and beyond

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