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Read & Download The Feminization of American Culture Ann Douglas ↠ 5 Download The Feminization of American Culture characters ✓ 105 Occupied as it is with glamour banal melodrama and mindless consumptionThis new paperback edition with a new Preface will reach yet readers with its persuasive and provocative theory Richard Bernstein of The New York Times said Her remarkable scholarship is going to set the standard for a long time to come. Ann Douglas has a way with wordseven when she casually concludes that Pierre s Isabel seems retarded a bit like Faulkner s Benjy in The Sound and the Fury 313 For the most part I do agree with her general argument about the feminization of American culture that resulted from the rise of sentimental literature and culture Her insistence that ALL sentimental literature has feminized read debased anti intellectualized American culture and only the romantic and very masculine read good Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville resists the sentimental impulse to create good literature however gives me pause I contend that sentimental authors like EDEN Southworth and Fanny Fern though working within a sentimental framework do confront some of the same psychological and social problems that Melville and Fuller combat albeit on a accessible level For Douglas however only the ambiguity and intellectual complexity are the stuff that makes literature good My uestion is can good literature be accessible can good art also be accessible I think Douglas would disagree and she CAN indeed point to large uantities of sentimental crap to prove her argument Peeping Toms yet readers with its persuasive and provocative theory Richard Bernstein of The New York Times said Her remarkable scholarship is going to set the standard for a long time to come. Ann Douglas has a way with wordseven when she casually concludes that Pierre s Isabel seems retarded a bit like Faulkner s Benjy in The Sound and the Fury 313 For the most part I do agree with her general argument about the feminization of American culture that resulted from the rise of sentimental literature and culture Her insistence that ALL sentimental literature has feminized read debased anti intellectualized American culture and only the romantic and very masculine read good Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville resists the sentimental impulse to create good literature however gives me pause I contend that sentimental authors like EDEN Southworth and Fanny Fern though working within a sentimental framework do confront some of the same psychological and social problems that Melville and Fuller combat albeit on a accessible level For Douglas however only the ambiguity and intellectual complexity are the stuff that makes literature good My uestion is can good literature be accessible can good art also be accessible I think Douglas would disagree and she CAN indeed point to large uantities of sentimental crap to prove her argument

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Read & Download The Feminization of American Culture Ann Douglas ↠ 5 Download The Feminization of American Culture characters ✓ 105 This modern classic by one of our leading scholars seeks to explain the values prevalent in today's mass culture by tracing them back to their roots in the Victorian era As religion lost its hold on the public mind clergymen and educated women powerless and insignificant in the society of the time together. An excellent study in the ironies of mass culture in its early years Douglas shows a generation of early 19th century liberal ministers and a younger generation of women writers collaborating to promulgate an ideal of the gentle and the nurturing in American life But she argues these writers merely tried to soften the edges of an aggressive patriarchal and capitalist culture they failed to communicate an ideology that would actually challenge that culture Ministers and women retreated to the margins of American life even as they became the key producers of its mass literature Unfortunately Douglas doesn t mind anachronism in her assessment of the feminist nature of antebellum writing she has a tin ear for religion apparently she can t tell the difference between Calvinism and Lutheranism and she makes the tiresome mistake of treating New England and America as synonyms Still the book is very good once you get past the first chapter THE BFI COMPANION TO THE WESTERN years Douglas shows a generation of early 19th century liberal ministers and a Robotics and Automation Handbook younger generation of women writers collaborating to promulgate an ideal of the gentle and the nurturing in American life But she argues these writers merely tried to soften the edges of an aggressive patriarchal and capitalist culture they failed to communicate an ideology that would actually challenge that culture Ministers and women retreated to the margins of American life even as they became the key producers of its mass literature Unfortunately Douglas doesn t mind anachronism in her assessment of the feminist nature of antebellum writing she has a tin ear for religion apparently she can t tell the difference between Calvinism and Lutheranism and she makes the tiresome mistake of treating New England and America as synonyms Still the book is very good once Poseidon IX #1 you get past the first chapter

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Read & Download The Feminization of American Culture Ann Douglas ↠ 5 Download The Feminization of American Culture characters ✓ 105 Exerted a profound effect on the only areas open to their influence the arts and literature Women wrote books that idealized the very ualities that kept them powerless timidity piety and a disdain for competition Sentimental values that permeated popular literature continue to influence modern culture pre. This book might as well be titled The Sentimentilization of American Culture because what author Ann Douglas identifies is not a promotion of genuine feminine virtues but a sad parody of them as found in Victorian America s literature and religious culture Sentimentality is inherently nostalgic and anti intellectual and its embrace by any society inevitably results in a loss of that society s manly virtues and a debilitating fascination with shallow idealsThat American society has languished in such a desperate condition for decades now is self evident with its transformation of Hollywood into a religious Mecca the conflation of leadership and celebrity and the faux spirituality and megachurches that have nearly extinguished the light of genuine Protestant Christianity The Feminization of American Culture is not simply an identification of these trends however but an investigation of how they managed to take hold of a culture en masse and edge out the gender diversification that marked American society before the Victorian EraThe real culprits she argues were women and religious leaders who because of increasing marginalization were limited to express themselves primarily through literature Yet their literary output instead of defending gender diversification and egalitarianism extolled the only virtues they were assumed to possess timidity piety a disdain for competition Beginning with the scene of Little Eva s melodramatic death in Uncle Tom s Cabin Douglas charts these trends throughout the 19th century and their conseuences today Read of this review and like it on our website


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    [The Feminization of American Culture] E–pub Ô Ann Douglas Free download Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Ann Douglas Ann Douglas ↠ 5 Download Douglas explores how women especially women writers forced the shift from in American culture from a rigid partiarchal Calvanist society to a sentimental feminized Evangelical society in the 19th century It's a fascinating analysis of the earliest stages of the women's movement 19th literature both the male cannon and t

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    [The Feminization of American Culture] E–pub Ô Ann Douglas Wonderful book Most reviews of 20th century feminism only go back to the 1950s or 60s Douglas goes all the way back to the early 19th

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  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The Feminization of American Culture
  • Ann Douglas
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9780374525583