Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State

Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State

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We think we know what upward mobility stories are about--virtuous striving justly rewarded, or unprincipled social climbing regrettably unpunished. Either way, these stories seem obviously concerned with the self-making of self-reliant individuals rather than with any collective interest. In Upward Mobility and the Common Good, Bruce Robbins completely overturns these assumptions to expose a hidden tradition of erotic social interdependence at the heart of the literary… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 21, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 330 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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