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The Resource Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas

Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas

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Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship
Title
Civic myths
Title remainder
a law-and-literature approach to citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Brook Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As questions of citizenship generate new debates for this generation of Americans, Brook Thomas argues for revitalizing the role of literature in civic education. Thomas defines civic myths as compelling stories about national origin, membership, and values that are generated by conflicts within the concept of citizenship itself. Selected works of literature, he claims, work on these myths by challenging their terms at the same time that they work with them by relying on the power of narrative to produce compelling new stories
  • Civic Myths consists of four case studies: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and "the good citizen"; Edward Everett Hale's "The Man without a Country" and "the patriotic citizen"; Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and "the independent citizen"; and Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men and "the immigrant citizen." Thomas also provides analysis of the civic mythology surrounding Abraham Lincoln and the case of Ex parte Milligan. Engaging current debates about civil society, civil liberties, civil rights, and immigration, Thomas draws on the complexities of law and literature to probe the complexities of U.S. citizenship
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Thomas, Brook
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C49
LC item number
T48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Citizenship
Label
Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion : keeping discussions of U.S. citizenship open
  • Introduction : working on/with civic myths
  • The
  • scarlet letter : the good citizen, transgression, and civil society
  • "The
  • man without a country" : the patriotic citizen, Lincoln, and civil liberties
  • Ex parte Milligan : civil liberties v. civil rights
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : the independent citizen, mugwumpery, and civil rights
  • China men : the immigrant citizen, Wong Kim Ark, and civil talk
Control code
122423573
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780807858462
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007011062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122423573
Label
Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion : keeping discussions of U.S. citizenship open
  • Introduction : working on/with civic myths
  • The
  • scarlet letter : the good citizen, transgression, and civil society
  • "The
  • man without a country" : the patriotic citizen, Lincoln, and civil liberties
  • Ex parte Milligan : civil liberties v. civil rights
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : the independent citizen, mugwumpery, and civil rights
  • China men : the immigrant citizen, Wong Kim Ark, and civil talk
Control code
122423573
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780807858462
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007011062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122423573

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