Yankee Yarns: Storytelling and the Invention of the National Body in nineteenth-century American Culture

Stefanie Schäfer

Veröffentlichungen: BuchPeer Reviewed

Abstract

In this book, Stefanie Schäfer provides the first study of the Yankee’s many facets. Reading together Yankee Doodle, Brother Jonathan, Uncle Sam, the Yankee Peddler and the Down Easter, she highlights the Yankee’s ambiguity: His performance hinges on storytelling and fraudulence. An invention of transatlantic origin, the Yankee straddles regional and sectional, rural and urban, working class and bourgeois US identities. For nineteenth-century audiences at home and abroad, he becomes the hegemonic embodiment of US national character, its political and material culture and the homespun agent of its imperial fantasies.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ErscheinungsortEdinburgh
VerlagEdinburgh University Press
Seitenumfang310
Auflage1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4744-7744-4
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021

Publikationsreihe

ReiheEdinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultures

ÖFOS 2012

  • 602005 Amerikanistik
  • 605002 Kulturgeschichte
  • 605004 Kulturwissenschaft

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