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The Resource Cornel West reader, Cornel West

Cornel West reader, Cornel West

Label
Cornel West reader
Title
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
NBO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Cornel
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W426 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American intellectuals
  • African Americans
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • African Americans
  • African American philosophy
  • Communism and Christianity
  • United States
Label
Cornel West reader, Cornel West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [565]-591) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
42706265
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 604 pages
Isbn
9780465091096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Cornel West reader, Cornel West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [565]-591) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
42706265
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 604 pages
Isbn
9780465091096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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