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Consumer Culture

El-Rayess, Miranda. 2010. Consumer Culture. In: David McWhirter, ed. Henry James in Context. Cambridge: CUP. ISBN 978-0521514613 [Book Section]

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Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time. As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space. These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind. With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
2010Published

Item ID:

13081

Date Deposited:

07 Sep 2015 08:44

Last Modified:

15 Jul 2019 14:51

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13081

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