Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum by Peter Coviello PDF

By Peter Coviello

Nineteenth-century the US was once a sprawling new state unmoored from precedent and the mainstays of ecu nationalism. of their look for nationality, americans sought coherence in a sense of belonging shared between varied and scattered strangers. interpreting seminal works through Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman, Peter Coviello strains those writers' enthusiasms and their ambivalences concerning the dream of an intimate nationality, revealing how race and sexuality have been used as autos for an assumed nationwide coherence. As Coviello exhibits, race - and particularly whiteness - functioned much less as a kind of identification than as a version of attachment and id, a language of association. Whiteness created an imaginary fraternity that symbolized citizenship, the possession of estate, and an affinity among strangers, which turned entangled within the nation's evolving codes of sexuality. Bringing race conception and "white reviews" into discussion with questions of intimacy and have an effect on, Coviello offers a pragmatic rapprochement among historicist and psychoanalytic methodologies. Intimacy in the US supplies us a brand new point of view at the nationwide meanings of race and intercourse in American literature, in addition to at the still-current dream of American-ness as an impassioned relation to far-flung, nameless others.

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