On the Bowery

On the Bowery

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As both theme and place, the Bowery has been rich in meaning, evocative in association, long in development, and representative of the inherent conflict between culture and subculture. This award-winning interdisciplinary study puts in perspective the social meaning and cultural significance of the Bowery from both historical and contemporary outlooks, spanning the fields of American literature and social history, culture studies, symbolic anthropology, ethnography, and social psychology. qOn the Boweryq has special relevance in providing continuity for the systems of thought and methods of intervention that influence responses to the modern condition of homelessness in American cities today.90 again, aquot; Lukacs cautioned, aquot;to seeing conditions as a final ontological ^^_ form of existence, while the real ontological form of ... In this sense, the critical realism of Crane and Dreiser resembles the experiential premise and holistic cultural strategy of traditional ethnography. ... 15 Howells and Garland, who both championed Cranea#39;s style of realism, became spokesmen for the writer and tried to liftanbsp;...

Title:On the Bowery
Author:Benedict Giamo
Publisher:University of Iowa Press - 1989-01-01


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