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The Resource Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right, Timothy Brennan

Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right, Timothy Brennan

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Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right
Title
Wars of position
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the cultural politics of left and right
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Timothy Brennan
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eng
Summary
"Taking stock of contemporary social, cultural, and political currents, Timothy Brennan explores key turning points in the recent history of American intellectual life. He contends that a certain social-democratic vision of politics has been banished from public discussion, leading to an unlikely convergence of the political right and the academic left and a deadening of critical opposition. Brennan challenges the conventional view that affiliations based on political belief, claims upon the state, or the public interest have been rendered obsolete by the march of events in the years before and after Reagan. Instead, he lays out a new path for a future infused with a sense of intellectual and political possibility." "In highlighting the shift in America's intellectual culture, Brennan makes the case for seeing belief as an identity. As much as race or ethnicity, political belief, Brennan argues, is itself an identity - one that remains unrecognized and without legal protections while possessing its own distinctive culture. Brennan also champions the idea of cosmopolitanism and critiques those theorists who relegate the left to the status of postcolonial "other."" "Wars of Position documents how alternative views were chased from the public stage by strategic acts of censorship, including within supposedly dissident wings of the humanities. He explores how the humanities entered the cultural and political mainstream and settled into an awkward secular religion of the "middle way." Throughout the work, Brennan draws on and critiques the ideas and influence of Heidegger, Lyotard, Kristeva, and other influential theorists." --Book Jacket
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right, Timothy Brennan
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Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right, Timothy Brennan
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bren13730
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-316) and index
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Contents
  • Globalization's unlikely champions
  • 5.
  • organizational imaginary
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  • empire's new clothes
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  • Cosmo-theory
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  • barbaric left
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  • Nativism
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  • Humanism, philology, and imperialism
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1 online resource (xvi, 337 pages)
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9780231510455
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