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Romance of the New World Gender and the Literary Formations of English Colonialism

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ISBN-10: 052159457X

ISBN-13: 9780521594578

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joan Pong Linton

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This book studies the lively interplay between popular romances and colonial narratives during a crucial period when the values of a redefined patriarchy converged with the motives of an expansionist economy. Joan Pong Linton argues that the emergent romance figure of the husband (subsuming the roles of soldier and merchant) embodies the ideal of productive masculinity with which Englishmen defined their identity in America, justifying their activities of piracy, trade and settlement. At the same time, colonial narratives, in putting this masculinity to the test, often contradict and raise doubts about the ideal, and these doubts prompt individual romances to a self-conscious reflection on…    
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List price: $63.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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