The Affect of the Market: Economic and Racial Exchange in The Searchers

  title={The Affect of the Market: Economic and Racial Exchange in The Searchers},
  author={Jonathan L. Freedman},
  journal={American Literary History},
  pages={585 - 599}
  • J. Freedman
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • American Literary History
For the past five years, I have been interested in, if not obsessed by, one question: what happens to literary and cultural studies in general, and the study of American literature in particular, when we factor in that different form of difference we know as Jewish difference? In The Temple of Culture: Assimilation and Anti-Semitism in Literary Anglo-America (2000), I argued that processes treated more or less as straightforward get more complicated than either older or newer work have been… Expand
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