By John Bruni

Demonstrating the well timed relevance of Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Jack London and Henry Adams, this e-book exhibits how debates approximately evolution, identification, and a transferring international photograph have uncanny parallels with the rising worldwide structures that form our personal lives. Tracing those platforms’ take-off element within the early 20th century in the course of the lens of well known technology journalism, John Bruni makes a useful contribution to the research of ways biopolitical regulate over existence created limitations between races, periods, genders and species. instead of settle for that those writers get their clinical rules approximately evolution second-hand, filtered via a social Darwinist ideology, this learn argues that they actively make sure what evolution capacity. additionally, the ebook, examines the ecological issues that naturalist narratives reflect—such as land and water use, waste administration, and environmental pollution—previously unaddressed in a book-length study.

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