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Author Alkana, Joseph, 1953-
Title The social self : Hawthorne, Howells, William James, and nineteenth-century psychology / Joseph Alkana.
Imprint Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1997.

Author Alkana, Joseph, 1953-
Subject Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
James, William, 1842-1910 -- Influence.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Social psychology and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology in literature.
Self in literature.
Description 1 online resource (167 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-163) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Translating the Self: Between Discord and Individualism in American Literary History; 2 Hawthorne's Drama of the Self: Antebellum Psychology and Sociality; 3 ""But the Past Was Not Dead"": Aesthetics, History, and Community in Grandfather's Chair and The Scarlet Letter; 4. The Altrurian Romances: Evolution and Immigration in Howells's Utopia; 5 The Ironic Construction of Selfhood: William James's Principles of Psychology; 6 Selfhood, Pragmatism, and Literary Studies: Who Do We Think We Are? And What Do We Think We're Doing?
Summary American literary history of the nineteenth-century as a conflict between individualistic writers and a conformist society. In The Social Self, Joseph Alkana argues that such a dichotomy misrepresents the views of many authors. Sudden changes caused by the industrial revolution, urban development, increased immigration, and regional conflicts were threatening to fragment the community, and such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, William James, and William Dean Howells were deeply concerned about social cohesion. Alkana persuasively reintroduces Common Sense philosophy and Jamesian psychology as w.
Note English.
ISBN 9780813157337 (electronic bk.)
0813157331 (electronic bk.)
0813119715 (alk. paper)
9780813119717 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 605660030
Additional Format Print version: Alkana, Joseph, 1953- Social self. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1997 (DLC) 96016404 (OCoLC)34545353

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