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The Resource Commerce in color : race, consumer culture, and American literature, 1893-1933, James C. Davis

Commerce in color : race, consumer culture, and American literature, 1893-1933, James C. Davis

Label
Commerce in color : race, consumer culture, and American literature, 1893-1933
Title
Commerce in color
Title remainder
race, consumer culture, and American literature, 1893-1933
Statement of responsibility
James C. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
DLC
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Davis, James C.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Class, culture
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  • American literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Material culture
  • Popular culture
  • Racism in popular culture
  • African American consumers
  • American literature
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Material culture
  • Popular culture
  • Racism in popular culture
  • United States
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
Summary expansion
Commerce in Color exploresthe juncture of consumer culture and race by examining advertising, literary texts, mass culture, and public events in the United States from 1893 to 1933. James C. Davis takes up a remarkable range of subjectsincluding the crucial role publishers Boni and Liveright played in the marketing of Harlem Renaissance literature, Henry James's critique of materialism in The American Scene, and the commodification of racialized popular culture in James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man as he argues that racial thinking was central to the emergence of U.S. consumerism and, conversely, that an emerging consumer culture was a key element in the development of racial thinking and the consolidation of racial identity in America. By urging a reassessment of the familiar rubrics of the culture of consumption" and the culture of segregation," Dawson poses new and provocative questions about American culture and social history. Both an influential literary study and an absorbing historical read, Commerce in Color proves thatin Americaadvertising, publicity, and the development of the modern economy cannot be understood apart from the question of race. A welcome addition to existing scholarship, Davis's study of the intersection of racial thinking and the emergence of consumer culture makes connections very few scholars have considered." James Smethurst, University of Massachusetts James C. Davis is Assistant Professor of English at Brooklyn College. -- Provided by publisher
Label
Commerce in color : race, consumer culture, and American literature, 1893-1933, James C. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No Place of Race: Consumer Culture's Critical Tradition Chapter -- "Stage Business" as Citizenship: Ida B. Wells at the World's Columbian Exposition -- Thrown into Relief: Distinction Making in The American Scene -- Race-changes as Exchanges: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -- A Black Culture Industry: Public Relations and the "New Negro" at Boni and Liveright -- Confessions of the Flesh: The Mass Public in Epidermal Trouble in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts and George Schuyler's Black No More -- Conclusion: Leaving Muncie
Control code
on1196820565
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026074
Lccn
2020706975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.223234
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d3kmzv
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1196820565
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Commerce in color : race, consumer culture, and American literature, 1893-1933, James C. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No Place of Race: Consumer Culture's Critical Tradition Chapter -- "Stage Business" as Citizenship: Ida B. Wells at the World's Columbian Exposition -- Thrown into Relief: Distinction Making in The American Scene -- Race-changes as Exchanges: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -- A Black Culture Industry: Public Relations and the "New Negro" at Boni and Liveright -- Confessions of the Flesh: The Mass Public in Epidermal Trouble in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts and George Schuyler's Black No More -- Conclusion: Leaving Muncie
Control code
on1196820565
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026074
Lccn
2020706975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.223234
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d3kmzv
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1196820565
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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