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California and the Fictions of Capital.

By: Henderson, George L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (294 p.).ISBN: 9780195355215.Subject(s): Ameerican literature | American literature | American literature - California - History and criticism | Authors, American | Capital | Capitalism and literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: California and the Fictions of CapitalDDC classification: 810.932794 LOC classification: PS283.C2 H46 1999ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction: The Alchemy of Capital and Nature; Why the Late Nineteenth-Century Countryside?; The Discourse of Rural Realism; Why Rural Realism, Why the Novel?; Stalking the Interdisciplinary Wilds; Reference Maps; 1 Rural Commodity Regimes: A Primer; 2 Nature and Fictitious Capital: The Circulation of Money Capital; 3 Toward Rural Realism: Variable Capital, Variable Capitalists, and the Fictions of Capital; Introduction; 4 Mussel Slough and the Contradictions of Squatter Capitalism; 5 Realty Redux: Landscapes of Boom and Bust in Southern California
6 Romancing the Sand: Earth-Capital and Desire in the Imperial Valley7 Take Me to the River: Water, Metropolitan Growth, and the Countryside; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: Essays on California''s economy, culture, and literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how rural places were made over in the image of capital. They examine the geography and political economy of agrarian capitalism and literature before John Steinbeck redefined the scene in the 1930s.
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Contents; Introduction: The Alchemy of Capital and Nature; Why the Late Nineteenth-Century Countryside?; The Discourse of Rural Realism; Why Rural Realism, Why the Novel?; Stalking the Interdisciplinary Wilds; Reference Maps; 1 Rural Commodity Regimes: A Primer; 2 Nature and Fictitious Capital: The Circulation of Money Capital; 3 Toward Rural Realism: Variable Capital, Variable Capitalists, and the Fictions of Capital; Introduction; 4 Mussel Slough and the Contradictions of Squatter Capitalism; 5 Realty Redux: Landscapes of Boom and Bust in Southern California

6 Romancing the Sand: Earth-Capital and Desire in the Imperial Valley7 Take Me to the River: Water, Metropolitan Growth, and the Countryside; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

Essays on California''s economy, culture, and literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how rural places were made over in the image of capital. They examine the geography and political economy of agrarian capitalism and literature before John Steinbeck redefined the scene in the 1930s.

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Henderson's book is an intellectual foray into the relationships among capital investment, the productive use of agricultural land, and how these issues have fired the imagination of novelists in California history from 1870 to 1920. Of special interest are the works of Frank Norris, Mary Austin, Ednah Aiken, Frederick Sanford, and Theodore Van Dyke, among others, and the way they interpreted the speculative ventures in capital growth and contraction from the Sierra hillsides to the San Joaquin and Imperial valleys. Henderson uses gender, race, and class in both fiction and history to provide evidence of how capital itself became the "new geography of money." Here readers see a Golden State panoply of bankers and engineers, farmers and migrants, frontier women and western publicists driving the economy to El Dorado. Although at times dogmatic and turgid, this work compares favorably with Anne F. Hyde's An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture, 1820-1920 (CH, Feb'91); Amy Kaplan's The Social Structure of American Realism (CH, Sep'89); and Franklin Walker's A Literary History of Southern California (1950). Students of the American West and California will find it worthwhile. S. Prisco III; Stevens Institute of Technology

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George L. Henderson is Assistant Professor of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona, where he is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Program in Comparative and Cultural Literary Studies.

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