The Virtues of the Vicious : Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and the Spectacle of the Slum
By: Gandal, Keith.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (217 p.).ISBN: 9781602561632.Subject(s): American prose literature | American prose literature - 19th century - History and criticism | City and town life in literature | Didactic literature, American | Slums | Slums in literature | Social ethics in literature | Spectacular, TheGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Virtues of the Vicious : Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and the Spectacle of the SlumDDC classification: 307.7640973 | 813.4 | 813.4 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction; 1 Riis and Charity Writing; 2 Crane and Slum Fiction; 3 The Touristic Ethic and Photography; 4 "In Search of Excitement": The Ethics of Entertainment; 5 Self-Esteem and the Tough; 6 Psychological Moralities of the Slum; Afterword; 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
In this study, the author demonstrates how, in the last decade of the 19th century, the slum became a source of spectacle as never before - in newspapers, photographs and literature. With close readings of texts by Crane and Riis, he argues that this amounted to a revolution of ethics.
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