89.412643392Title: The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory Recommended Retail Price : 17.95 Our Price : 14.46 You Save : 3.49 (19% discount) ISBN : 0691015066 Author : Susan L. Mizr
Title: The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory
Susan L. Mizruchi
Princeton University Press
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This text explores the fascination that sacrifice held for Americanwriters - principally Herman Melville, Henry James, and W.E.B. Du Bois - and also for those who articulated the main tenets of modern social theory. The author aims to demonstrate how the conceptual power of sacrifice made it a key mediator of cultural change, from the decline of sympathy and the significance of "race" in an emerging multi-cultural society to the revival of maternal self-sacrifice.
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