Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture

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  • Author(s): Eric Aronoff
  • Series:
    Cultural Frames, Framing Culture
  • Publication Information:
    Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press. 2013
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      The term'culture'has become ubiquitous in both academic and popular conversations, but its usefulness is a point of dispute. Taking the current shift from cultural studies to aesthetics as the latest form of this discussion, Eric Aronoff contends that in American modernism, the concepts of culture and of aesthetics have always been inseparable. The modernist concept of culture, he argues, arose out of an interdisciplinary dialogue about value, meaning, and form among social critics, artists, anthropologists, and literary critics, including figures as diverse as Van Wyck Brooks, Edward Sapir, Willa Cather, Lewis Mumford, John Crowe Ransom, Raymond Weaver, and Allen Tate. These figures proposed new ways to conceive of culture that intertwined theories of aesthetic and literary value with theories of national, racial, and regional identity. Through close readings, Aronoff shows that disciplines and approaches that are often thought of as opposed—cultural anthropology and aesthetics, American literary history and literary criticism, and multiculturalism and regionalism—are in fact engaged in common debate and proceed from shared arguments about culture and form.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780813934839. 9780813934853.
    • Accession Number:
      893436340
    • Accession Number:
      627326
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    • ABNT:
      ERIC ARONOFF. Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. ISBN 9780813934839. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Eric Aronoff. Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. University of Virginia Press; 2013. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326
    • APA:
      Eric Aronoff. (2013). Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. University of Virginia Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Eric Aronoff. 2013. Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. Cultural Frames, Framing Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326.
    • Harvard:
      Eric Aronoff (2013) Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press (Cultural Frames, Framing Culture). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326 (Accessed: 26 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Eric Aronoff 2013, Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture, Cultural Frames, Framing Culture, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, viewed 26 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Eric Aronoff. Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. University of Virginia Press, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Eric Aronoff. Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. Cultural Frames, Framing Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Eric Aronoff. Composing Cultures : Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture [Internet]. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press; 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 26]. (Cultural Frames, Framing Culture). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=627326