Index
Acker, Joan, 9, 24, 254n72
Adams, John Quincy, 42
Advocate of Moral Reform: on “fallen
women,” 127–29; on seamstresses as
locus of narrative
determinism, 117, 127–29, 147, 165
aesthetics: and bourgeois “poetics of
gender,” 46, 77–78; class special-
ization of the “literary,” 67–68; and
distance from the bodily “low,” 42,
44–48, 83–86; and ideal of feminine
bodily “delicacy,” 46–47, 101; and
pastoralization of female labor, 15,
154, 171, 258n57; and the “proletarian
grotesque,” 83–86, 90, 268n91; and
sensationalism as counteraesthetic, 30,
33–35, 37, 41–48, 72, 76, 78, 81–86,
97–112, 152; and use of “polished” lan-
guage, 43, 44–48; and working- class
women’s critique of the “literary,”
66–72. See also Armstrong, Nancy;
“beauties of factory life”; Bourdieu,
Pierre; Boydston, Jeanne; Luther, Seth;
Rancière, Jacques; “romance of labor”;
Stallybrass, Peter; White, Allon; Wil-
liams, Raymond
Almaguer, Tomás, 219, 224, 237
“ambition”: as gendered desire in
nineteenth- century fiction, 19,
26, 122–24, 264n11, 270n37; in
eighteenth- century female plots,
121–22; obverse of “feminine” modesty
and self- denial, 124; and working- class
women, 56–58, 76, 88, 90, 107–12, 114,
146–52. See also Brooks, Peter
American Woman’s Home, The (Beecher
and Stowe), 146, 153–54
Anderson, Perry, 36
apprentices, 85; and racialization of
servitude, 135; in Our Nig (Wilson),
273–74n24, 275n44; in The Seamstress
(Arthur), 134–35. See also Roediger,
David
Aristocrat and Trades Union Advocate,
1–4, 9, 10, 12, 29, 248
Armstrong, Nancy: on bourgeois “poetics
of gender,” 25, 46–47, 77; on domestic
desire, 19, 20–22, 25, 175; on the “liter-
ary” as apolitical, 67
Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay), 120,
129–36, 137, 138, 139, 270n22, 271n51
associationism: and first-wave feminism,
48–51; and reconstruction of the fam-
ily and familial love, 29, 48–9, 254n59;
and working- class women, 7, 11, 29, 35,
52–53, 75. See also Brisbane, Alfred;
Brownson, Orestes; Fourier, Charles
autobiography: as working-class genre,
4–7, 12, 31, 78, 163, 174, 220–21,
232–45, 247–48, 284n1. See also
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