Chapter 12. New Regionalisms: Literature and Uneven Development

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Hsuan L. Hsu Assistant Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch12

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Hsu, H. L. (2009) New Regionalisms: Literature and Uneven Development, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Davis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • new regionalisms - literature and uneven development;
  • “regionalism” - between prominence and rise as mode of sociological inquiry;
  • postbellum developments - national consolidation, urbanization and industrial capitalism;
  • Anderson's nostalgic sketches, prompting writers to experiment with regionalist conventions;
  • ethnic regionalism;
  • differential allocations of labor, mobility, and rights;
  • means of imposing and exploiting differential relationships to mobility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Regionalism and the City, 1891–1914

  • A Nation of Regions, 1918–1941

  • Ethnic Regionalism

  • References and Further Reading