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Main street and empire : the fictional small town in the age of globalization / Ryan Poll.

By: Poll, Ryan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNew Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2012Description: xii, 223 pages : ilustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780813552903 (pbk.); 9780813552897; 9780813552941 (ebk.).Subject(s): American literature -- History and criticism | Cities and towns in literature | City and town life in literature | Cities and towns -- United States | Literature and globalizationDDC classification: 810.9355 POL Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction: the small town as a modern nation form Sacred islands in modernity: the prehistory of the dominant small town An unfinished revolution: "the revolt from the village" reconsidered Mapping the modern small town: a circular imaginary A new machine in the small-town garden: periodizing an automodernity The formation of a U.S. fascist aesthetics; or, welcome to main street Staging and archiving the nation: pedagogical theater, Thornton Wilder's Our town, and U.S. imperialism "One happy world": the postmodern small town and the small-town postmodern Global belonging: the small town as the world's home Afterword: the global village.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-216) and index.

Introduction: the small town as a modern nation form
Sacred islands in modernity: the prehistory of the dominant small town
An unfinished revolution: "the revolt from the village" reconsidered
Mapping the modern small town: a circular imaginary
A new machine in the small-town garden: periodizing an automodernity
The formation of a U.S. fascist aesthetics; or, welcome to main street
Staging and archiving the nation: pedagogical theater, Thornton Wilder's Our town, and U.S. imperialism
"One happy world": the postmodern small town and the small-town postmodern
Global belonging: the small town as the world's home
Afterword: the global village.

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