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It is a perceptive examine of the connection among expertise and tradition. Orvell discusses Whitman and his international, then considers fabric tradition, images, and literature. one of the cultural figures mentioned are writers Henry James, John Dos Passos, and James Agee; photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Margaret Bourke-White; and architect-designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. A witty essay at the value of junk within the Nineteen Thirties concludes the book.

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Albert Brooks, genuine lifestyles (1979); Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, Cinema Verite [HBO] (2011). nine. See Benjamin Filene, Romancing the folks: Public reminiscence and American Roots song (Chapel Hill: collage of North Carolina Press, 2000). 10. Zygmunt Bauman talks approximately this in eating existence (Cambridge, Mass. : Polity, 2007). additionally see Jean Baudrillard, the shopper Society: Myths and buildings, trans. Chris Turner (1970; reprint, London: Sage, 1998). eleven. Ral Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman, The Knockoff financial system: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (New York: Oxford college Press, 2012). 12. See Steven Conn, Do Museums nonetheless want items? (Philadelphia: college of Pennsylvania Press, 2010); Christine Davenne, cupboards of ask yourself; a keenness for gathering (New York: Abrams, 2012); Leah Dilworth, ed. , Acts of ownership: accumulating in the United States (New Brunswick, N. J. : Rutgers college Press, 2005); Steven C. Dubin, monitors of energy: reminiscence and Amnesia within the American Museum (New York: ny collage Press, 1999); John Eisner and Roger Cardinal, eds. , The Cultures of gathering (Cambridge: Harvard college Press, 1994). 15. See, for instance, invoice Brown's a feeling of items: the thing topic of yank Literature (Chicago: collage of Chicago Press, 2005), with its shut readings of Jewett, Norris, and James (both William and Henry). Barbara Johnson's ethereal people and issues (Cambridge: Harvard college Press, 2008), encompassing Barbie dolls and French symbolist poetry, is written from a comparativist standpoint. See additionally Peter Betjemann, conversing store: The Language of Craft in an Age of intake (Charlotte sville: college of Virginia Press, 2011). Writing for a extra basic viewers, Joshua Glenn has curated anthologies: Taking issues heavily: seventy five gadgets with unforeseen importance (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and demanding items (Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2012), a set of invited fiction in response to ephemeral items. 14. Daphne A. Brooks, our bodies in Dissent: awesome Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Durham, N. C. : Duke college Press, 2006); Nicole R. Fleetwood, Troubling imaginative and prescient: functionality, Visuality, and Blackness (Chicago: collage of Chicago Press, 2011); Elaine R. Ginsberg, Passing and the Fictions of identification (Durham, N. C. : Duke college Press, 1996); E. Patrick Johnson, Appropriating Blackness: functionality and the Politics of Authenticity (Durham, N. C. : Duke college Press, 2005); Eric Lott, Love and robbery: Blackface Min- Preface xxiii strelsy and the yankee operating classification (New York: Oxford collage Press, 1995). 15. Joanne Barker, local Acts: legislations, reputation, and Cultural Authenticity (Durham, N. C. : Duke collage Press, 2011); Laura Browder, Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities (Chapel Hill: college of North Carolina Press, 2000); Ulla Haselstein et al. , eds. , The Pathos of Authenticity: American Passions of the genuine (Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag wintry weather, 2010); Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish grew to become White (New York: Routledge, 1995); Matthew Jacob son, Whiteness of a distinct colour: eu Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (Cambridge: Harvard collage Press, 1999); Seth D.

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