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Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state, Bruce Robbins

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Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state
Title
Upward mobility and the common good
Title remainder
toward a literary history of the welfare state
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Robbins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We think we know what upward mobility stories are about--virtuous striving justly rewarded, or unprincipled social climbing regrettably unpunished. Either way, these stories seem obviously concerned with the self-making of self-reliant individuals rather than with any collective interest. In Upward Mobility and the Common Good, Bruce Robbins completely overturns these assumptions to expose a hidden tradition of erotic social interdependence at the heart of the literary canon. Reinterpreting novels by figures such as Balzac, Stendhal, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, Dreiser, Wells, Doctorow, and Ish
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robbins, Bruce
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex in literature
  • Mentoring in literature
  • Welfare state in literature
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Sexualité dans la littérature
  • Mentorat dans la littérature
  • État providence dans la littérature
  • Roman
  • Roman
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Fiction
  • Mentoring in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Welfare state in literature
Label
Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state, Bruce Robbins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Someone else's life -- Introduction: The Fairy Godmother -- "Advancement, of course" -- "I don't want to be patronised" -- Description of the chapters -- Erotic patronage: Rousseau, Constant, Balzac, Stendhal -- Older women -- Interest, disinterest, and boredom -- The acquisition of the donor -- " ... something a bit like love" -- How to be a benefactor without any money -- "My brother's body lies dead and naked ..." -- Saving boys: Horatio Alger -- "I wouldn't keep a pig in it myself": Great Expectations -- "It's not your fault": therapy and irresponsibility from Dreiser to Doctorow -- Styles of radical antistatism: D.S. Miller and Christopher Lasch -- Loyality and blame in Dreiser's The Financier -- " ... take hospitals, the cops and garbage collection": Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run? -- "I like ... to be reliable": E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate -- A portrait of the artist as a rentier -- "Where are your nobles now?": Bohemia in Kipps, My Brilliant Career, and Trilby -- "I don't think I should be unhappy in the workhouse": George Gissing, Perry Anderson, and the Unproductive Classes -- "You're a town hall wallah, aren't you?": Pygmalion and Room at the Top -- The health visitor -- Dumpy: Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- Personal: Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory -- Help: Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing" and Alan Sillitoe's "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" -- "I hate lawyers. I just work for them": Erin Brockovich -- On the persistence of anger in the institutions of caring -- Anger -- Caring: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go -- Rising in sociology: Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Willis, and Richard Sennett -- Code: anger, caring and merit -- Conclusion -- The luck of birth and the international division of labor
Control code
ocn436084620
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827657
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt118fs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436084620
Label
Upward mobility and the common good : toward a literary history of the welfare state, Bruce Robbins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Someone else's life -- Introduction: The Fairy Godmother -- "Advancement, of course" -- "I don't want to be patronised" -- Description of the chapters -- Erotic patronage: Rousseau, Constant, Balzac, Stendhal -- Older women -- Interest, disinterest, and boredom -- The acquisition of the donor -- " ... something a bit like love" -- How to be a benefactor without any money -- "My brother's body lies dead and naked ..." -- Saving boys: Horatio Alger -- "I wouldn't keep a pig in it myself": Great Expectations -- "It's not your fault": therapy and irresponsibility from Dreiser to Doctorow -- Styles of radical antistatism: D.S. Miller and Christopher Lasch -- Loyality and blame in Dreiser's The Financier -- " ... take hospitals, the cops and garbage collection": Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run? -- "I like ... to be reliable": E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate -- A portrait of the artist as a rentier -- "Where are your nobles now?": Bohemia in Kipps, My Brilliant Career, and Trilby -- "I don't think I should be unhappy in the workhouse": George Gissing, Perry Anderson, and the Unproductive Classes -- "You're a town hall wallah, aren't you?": Pygmalion and Room at the Top -- The health visitor -- Dumpy: Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- Personal: Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory -- Help: Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing" and Alan Sillitoe's "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" -- "I hate lawyers. I just work for them": Erin Brockovich -- On the persistence of anger in the institutions of caring -- Anger -- Caring: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go -- Rising in sociology: Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Willis, and Richard Sennett -- Code: anger, caring and merit -- Conclusion -- The luck of birth and the international division of labor
Control code
ocn436084620
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827657
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt118fs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436084620

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