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Epilogue. Wisconsin, 2004:: Racial Violence and the Bodies of Property

Chad Luck

in The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This final chapter examines the violent 2004 killing of several Wisconsin hunters in light of the property issues raised over the course of the book. The tragic property dispute between Hmong ... More


The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Chad Luck

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

What does it mean to own something? How does a thing become mine? Liberal philosophy since John Locke has championed the salutary effects of private property but has avoided the more difficult ... More


Introduction:: Pierson v. Post and the Literary Origins of American Property

Chad Luck

in The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This introductory chapter lays out the central philosophical questions about property and ownership that undergird the entire book. After discussing the nature and scope of ownership anxiety in ... More


Textual Commodities and Authorial Celebrities

Sarah Robbins

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the evolution of textual ownership and authorial performance in the United States through three periods: the 1870s to the close of the nineteenth century, the early 1900s to ... More


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