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John Russell Bartlett’s Literary Borderlands: Ethnology, the U.S-Mexico War, and the United States Boundary Survey

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 historicizes Bartlett’s controversial tenure as Boundary Commissioner in terms of previous acts of scientific collaboration between the American Ethnological Society and the War Department ... More


The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

Thomas Streeter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741153
eISBN:
9780814708743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book about America's romance with computer communication looks at the internet, not as harbinger of the future or the next big thing, but as an expression of the times. It demonstrates that our ... More


Poe’s Taste for the Arabesque

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the translation of the image of the Arab into a “unique” expression of American romanticism, particularly in Edgar Allan Poe's oeuvre. In Poe, the figure of the Arab facilitates ... More


Liberalism: Richard Chase’s Liberal Allegories

Christopher Castiglia

in Practices of Hope: Literary Criticism in Disenchanted Times

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479818273
eISBN:
9781479820030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818273.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Beginning with debates in the 1940s between progressive liberals and New Liberals, this chapter argues that Richard Chase adapted the ideals of collective sympathies, social critique, and hopeful ... More


Unsettled Life: Early Liberia’s Epistolary Equivocations

David Kazanjian

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reveals the fault lines of black diaspora theory by examining how black settlers from the United States were suspended in a social subjectivity that resisted being consolidated as ... More


Open Source, the Expressive Programmer, and the Problem of Property

Thomas Streeter

in The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741153
eISBN:
9780814708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741153.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the open source software movement in the 1990s, which represented a rather sudden and dramatic transformation of dominant managerial principles in the high-tech industries. By ... More


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