California and the Fictions of Capital George L Henderson

ISBN: 9781280529108

Published: February 16th 2012

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California and the Fictions of Capital  by  George L Henderson

California and the Fictions of Capital by George L Henderson
February 16th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 265 pages | ISBN: 9781280529108 | 6.79 Mb

These essays on Californias economy, culture, and literature between the 1880s and 1920s show how rural places were made over in the image of capital. The story told here is of the real and imaginary spaces that capital occupied, including itsMoreThese essays on Californias economy, culture, and literature between the 1880s and 1920s show how rural places were made over in the image of capital.

The story told here is of the real and imaginary spaces that capital occupied, including its encounters with the realities and representations of race, gender, and class. Beginning with the geography and political economy of agrarian capitalism, Henderson moves on to examine the celebratory, if fretful, ruminations on economy in novels by Frank Norris, Mary Austin, and many other writers drawn to rural California before John Steinbeck redefined the scene in the 1930s.



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