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The Resource Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)

Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)

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Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship
Title
Civic myths
Title remainder
a law-and-literature approach to citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Brook Thomas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As questions of citizenship generate new debates for this generation of Americans, Brook Thomas argues for revitalizing the role of literature in civic education. Thomas defines civic myths as compelling stories about national origin, membership, and values that are generated by conflicts within the concept of citizenship itself. Selected works of literature, he claims, work on these myths by challenging their terms at the same time that they work with them by relying on the power of narrative to produce compelling new stories.Civic Myths consists of four case studies: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and "the good citizen"; Edward Everett Hale's "The Man without a Country" and "the patriotic citizen"; Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and "the independent citizen"; and Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men and "the immigrant citizen." Thomas also provides analysis of the civic mythology surrounding Abraham Lincoln and the case of Ex parte Milligan. Engaging current debates about civil society, civil liberties, civil rights, and immigration, Thomas draws on the complexities of law and literature to probe the complexities of U.S. citizenship
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Thomas, Brook
Dewey number
813.009
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
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  • American fiction
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Citizenship
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469606798
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11717998
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717998
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(MWT)MWT11717998
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship, Brook Thomas, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469606798
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11717998
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717998
System control number
(MWT)MWT11717998
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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