Ersatz America: Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts, and the Mending of Democracy by Rebecca Mark - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Sep 10, 2015
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From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap operaGone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adornhomes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginaryhistories that...

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9780813936277
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Some brief overview of this book

From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera

Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn

homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginary

histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz

America, Rebecca Mark shows how this four-hundred-year-old obsession with

false history has wounded democracy by creating language that is severed from material reality.

Without the mediating touchstones of body and nature, creative representations of our history have

been allowed to spin into dangerous abstraction.

Other scholars have addressed the

artificial qualities of the collective American memory, but what distinguishes Ersatz

America is that it does more than simply deconstruct—it provides a map for

regeneration. Mark contends that throughout American history, citizen artists have responded to the

deadly memorialization of the past with artistic expressions and visual artifacts that exist outside

the realm of official language, creating a counter narrative. These examples of what she calls

visceral graphism are embodied in and connected to the human experience of indigenous peoples,

enslaved Africans, and silenced women, giving form to the unspeakable. We must learn, Mark suggests,

to read the markings of these works against the iconic national myths. In doing so, we can shift

from being mesmerized by the monumentalism of this national mirage to embracing the regeneration and

recovery of our human history.

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A few words about book author

Rebecca Mark is Professor of English at Tulane University and the author of

The Dragon’s Blood: Feminist Intertextuality in Eudora Welty’s The Golden

Apples and the coeditor of The South: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American

Regional Cultures.

vered from material reality.

Without the mediating touchstones of body and nature, creative representations of our history have

been allowed to spin into dangerous abstraction.

Other scholars have addressed the

artificial qualities of the collective American memory, but what distinguishes Ersatz

America is that it does more than simply deconstruct—it provides a map for

regeneration. Mark contends that throughout American history, citizen artists have responded to the

deadly memorialization of the past with artistic expressions and visual artifacts that exist outside

the realm of official language, creating a counter narrative. These examples of what she calls

visceral graphism are embodied in and connected to the human experience of indigenous peoples,

enslaved Africans, and silenced women, giving form to the unspeakable. We must learn, Mark suggests,

to read the markings of these works against the iconic national myths. In doing so, we can shift

from being mesmerized by the monumentalism of this national mirage to embracing the regeneration and

recovery of our human history.

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