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Beckert, Sven

The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Sven Beckert, Julia B. Rosenbaum

Part I. Habits and Manners

2. Goodbye to the Marketplace: Food and Exclusivity in Nineteenth-Century New York
Anne Mendelson

3. “Natural Distinction”: The American Bourgeois Search for Distinctive Signs in Europe
Maureen E. Montgomery

4. Henry James and the American Evolution of the Snob
Alide Cagidemetrio

5. Patina and Persistence: Miniature Patronage and Production in Antebellum Philadelphia
Anne Verplanck

6. The “Blending and Confusion” of Expensiveness and Beauty: Bourgeois Interiors
Katherine C. Grier

Part II. Networks and Institutions

7. Bourgeois Institution Builders: New York in the Nineteenth Century
Sven Beckert

8. The Steady Supporters of Order: American Mechanics’ Institute Fairs as Icons of Bourgeois Culture
Ethan Robey

9. A Noble Pursuit?: Bourgeois America’s Uses of Lineage
Francesca Morgan

10. Elite Women and Class Formation
Mary Rech Rockwell

11. Rediscovering the Bourgeoisie: Higher Education and Governing-Class Formation in the United States, 1870–1914
Peter Dobkin Hall

Part III. The Public Sphere

12. Ordering the Social Sphere: Public Art and Boston’s Bourgeoisie
Julia B. Rosenbaum

13. The Problem of Chicago
Paul DiMaggio

14. Bourgeois Appropriation of Music: Challenging Ethnicity, Class, and Gender
Michael Broyles

15. The Birth of the American Art Museum
Alan Wallach

16. The Manufactured Patron: Staging Bourgeois Identity through Art Consumption in Postbellum America
John Ott

Keywords: History, US History, Modern History, History of the Americas, Cultural History, Social History

Author(s)
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Page amount
293 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230115569
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-28751-2

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