"Unhuman Humanity": Bodies of the Urban Poor and the Collapse of Realistic Legibility

Entin, Joseph
June 2001
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Summer2001, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p313
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the efforts of 19th century scholars to emphasize the complicity of urban fiction, photography and social science discourse with emerging modes of social discipline. Views of literary historian June Howard, on the characterization of naturalism; Use of rhetorical techniques in introducing potentially disturbing scenes; Information on an experiment of sociologist Walter Wyckoff to discover the reality of the life of the poor.


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