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The Material Unconscious

American Amusement, Stephen Crane, and the Economics of Play

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PAPERBACK

$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674553811

Publication Date: 02/01/1997

Short

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

40 halftones

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  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Recreation and Representation
    • Economies of Play
    • The Material Unconscious
    • Spacing: Realism, Recreation, Romance
    • Stephen Crane
  • Recreational Space: Methodism and Its Discontents
    • Rational and Irrational Recreation
    • The Pleasure Machine
    • Visibility
    • The Machine in the Garden
  • Deep Play
    • Recreational Time
    • The Economic Problem of Masochism
    • Melodramatic Economy
    • The Chance-Thing and the Logic of New Historicism
  • Interlude: The Agony of Play in “The Open Boat”
  • The War Game: Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest
    • Spectatorship
    • Embodiment
    • The Photographic Body
    • Exquisite Correspondents
  • American Childhood and Stephen Crane’s Toys
    • Producing the Child
    • Producing the Toy
    • Economies of Childhood
    • Recreational Realism
  • Monstrosity
    • Museums, Monsters, Minstrels
    • Typology, Faciality, Monstrosity
    • Teratology in the Field of Vision
    • Monsters and Modernism
  • Coda
    • Uneven Development
    • Henry’s Fate
  • Notes
  • Index

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