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The virtues of the vicious : Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, and the spectacle of the slum / Keith Gandal.

By: Gandal, KeithMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Oxford University Press on-linePublication details: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. Description: 1 online resource (viii, 206 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1423759575; 9781423759577; 160256163X; 9781602561632; 1280453362; 9781280453366; 9786610453368; 6610453365; 0195354974; 9780195354973Subject(s): Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900. Maggie, a girl of the streets | Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. How the other half lives | Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 -- Influence | Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 | How the other half lives (Riis, Jacob A.) | Maggie, a girl of the streets (Crane, Stephen) | Crane, Stephen, (1871-1900) -- Critique et interprétation | Riis, Jacob August, (1849-1914) -- Critique et interprétation | Riis, Jacob A. How the other half lives | Crane, Stephen. Maggie, a girl of the streets | American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Didactic literature, American -- History and criticism | Slums -- New York (State) -- New York -- Historiography | City and town life in literature | Social ethics in literature | Slums in literature | Spectacular, The | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | American prose literature | City and town life in literature | Didactic literature, American | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Slums -- Historiography | Slums in literature | Social ethics in literature | Spectacular, The | New York (State) -- New York | Slum | Geschichte | Slum Motiv | Verelendung Motiv | Alltag | Villes -- Dans la littérature | Logement insalubre -- États-Unis | Logement insalubre -- New York (N.Y.) | Littérature didactique -- Histoire et critique | Morale sociale -- Dans la littérature | Vie urbaine -- Dans la littérature | Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique -- 19e siècle | Roman | USA | 1800-1899Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic book. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Virtues of the vicious.DDC classification: 813/.4 LOC classification: PS1449.C85 | M334 1997ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction; 1 Riis and Charity Writing; 2 Crane and Slum Fiction; 3 The Touristic Ethic and Photography; 4 "In Search of Excitement": The Ethics of Entertainment; 5 Self-Esteem and the Tough; 6 Psychological Moralities of the Slum; Afterword; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary: In this study, the author demonstrates how, in the last decade of the 19th century, the slum became a source of spectacle as never before - in newspapers, photographs and literature. With close readings of texts by Crane and Riis, he argues that this amounted to a revolution of ethics.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index.

In this study, the author demonstrates how, in the last decade of the 19th century, the slum became a source of spectacle as never before - in newspapers, photographs and literature. With close readings of texts by Crane and Riis, he argues that this amounted to a revolution of ethics.

Introduction; 1 Riis and Charity Writing; 2 Crane and Slum Fiction; 3 The Touristic Ethic and Photography; 4 "In Search of Excitement": The Ethics of Entertainment; 5 Self-Esteem and the Tough; 6 Psychological Moralities of the Slum; Afterword; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

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