Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic

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Sentimentalism, sex, the construction of the modern body, and the origins of American liberalism all come under scrutiny in this rich discussion of political life in the early republic. Here Bruce Burgett enters into debates over the "public sphere, " a concept introduced by Jurgen Habermas that has led theorists to grapple with such polarities as public and private, polity and personality, citizenship and subjection. With the literary public sphere as his primary focus, Burgett sets out to challenge the Enlightenment ...

Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic 1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691015590

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