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The Cornel West reader, Cornel West

Label
The Cornel West reader
Title
The Cornel West reader
Statement of responsibility
Cornel West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The best work of an always compelling, often controversial and absolutley essential philosopher of the American experience, modernity, and the human condition."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Cornel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American intellectuals
  • West, Cornel
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
The Cornel West reader, Cornel West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : To be human, modern and American -- I. Autobiographical prelude. The making of an American radical democrat of African descent -- On my intellectual vocation -- Sing a song -- II. Modernity and its discontents. The ignoble paradox of modernity -- Race and modernity -- Black strivings in a twilight civilization -- The new cultural politics of difference -- III. American pragmatism. Why pragmatism? -- On prophetic pragmatism -- Pragmatism and the sense of the tragic -- The limits of neopragmatism -- Nietzsche's prefiguration of postmodern American philosophy -- IV. Progressive Marxist theory. The indispensability yet insufficiency of Marxist theory -- Fredric Jameson's American Marxism -- Race and social theory -- V. Radical democratic politics. The role of law in progressive politics -- The political intellectual -- A world of ideas -- The dilemma of the black intellectual -- American progressivism reoriented -- Parents and national survival -- On the 1980s -- Michael Harrington, democratic socialist -- VI. Prophetic Christian thought. The crisis in contemporary American religion -- The historicist turn in philosophy of religion -- Religion and the left -- On Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's In memory of her -- On Leszek Kolakowski -- On liberation theology : Segundo and Hinkelammert -- Christian love and heterosexism -- A philosophical view of Easter -- On Gibson Winter's ecological ecumenism -- Prophetic Christian as organic intellectual : Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Subversive joy and revolutionary patience in black Christianity -- VII. The arts. Critical reflections on art -- Horace Pippin's challenge to art criticism -- Race and architecture -- The spirituals as lyrical poetry -- In memory of Marvin Gaye -- On Afro-American music : from bebop to rap -- On Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the mirror -- On Walt Whitman -- VIII. Race and difference. On affirmative action -- On black-brown relations -- On black sexuality -- On black nationalism -- Tensions with Jewish friends and foes -- On Jackie Robinson -- On Julianne Malveaux -- Conversation with bell hooks -- IX. Postscript. Chekhov, Coltrane and democracy
Control code
ocm42706265
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 604 p.
Isbn
9780465091102
Lccn
99462518
System control number
(OCoLC)42706265
Label
The Cornel West reader, Cornel West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : To be human, modern and American -- I. Autobiographical prelude. The making of an American radical democrat of African descent -- On my intellectual vocation -- Sing a song -- II. Modernity and its discontents. The ignoble paradox of modernity -- Race and modernity -- Black strivings in a twilight civilization -- The new cultural politics of difference -- III. American pragmatism. Why pragmatism? -- On prophetic pragmatism -- Pragmatism and the sense of the tragic -- The limits of neopragmatism -- Nietzsche's prefiguration of postmodern American philosophy -- IV. Progressive Marxist theory. The indispensability yet insufficiency of Marxist theory -- Fredric Jameson's American Marxism -- Race and social theory -- V. Radical democratic politics. The role of law in progressive politics -- The political intellectual -- A world of ideas -- The dilemma of the black intellectual -- American progressivism reoriented -- Parents and national survival -- On the 1980s -- Michael Harrington, democratic socialist -- VI. Prophetic Christian thought. The crisis in contemporary American religion -- The historicist turn in philosophy of religion -- Religion and the left -- On Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's In memory of her -- On Leszek Kolakowski -- On liberation theology : Segundo and Hinkelammert -- Christian love and heterosexism -- A philosophical view of Easter -- On Gibson Winter's ecological ecumenism -- Prophetic Christian as organic intellectual : Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Subversive joy and revolutionary patience in black Christianity -- VII. The arts. Critical reflections on art -- Horace Pippin's challenge to art criticism -- Race and architecture -- The spirituals as lyrical poetry -- In memory of Marvin Gaye -- On Afro-American music : from bebop to rap -- On Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the mirror -- On Walt Whitman -- VIII. Race and difference. On affirmative action -- On black-brown relations -- On black sexuality -- On black nationalism -- Tensions with Jewish friends and foes -- On Jackie Robinson -- On Julianne Malveaux -- Conversation with bell hooks -- IX. Postscript. Chekhov, Coltrane and democracy
Control code
ocm42706265
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 604 p.
Isbn
9780465091102
Lccn
99462518
System control number
(OCoLC)42706265

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