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At home in the world : cosmopolitanism now / Timothy Brennan
Bib ID 1615012
Format BookBook
Author
Brennan, Timothy
 
Description Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997 
x, 369 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0674050312 (alkaline paper) (paper)
0674050304 (alkaline paper) (cloth)
Series

Convergences (Cambridge, Mass.)

Full contents
  • 1. Claims to Global Culture: America Abroad. Du Bois's Color and Democracy. The Public Face of the "Third-World" Writer. States of Theory and the Absence of States
  • 2. Cosmopolitanism and Method. Explaining the Obvious: Paul Nizan. Cultural Studies and Colonial Progress. Anna Deveare Smith, or Authenticity
  • 3. The Culture of the Transnational Corporation. If the Nation Is Dead, Why Doesn't Henry Kissinger Know It? Julia Kristeva as George Orwell: The 1950s in the 1990s. Managerial Training Manuals: Transnational Nationalism
  • 4. Cosmopolitanism and the Explorer's Eye. The Sublimation of Poverty: New York's Lower East Side. GATT Poetics and the Traveling Critic. The Literary in the Light of the Nobel Prize. A Few Thoughts on What the Postcolonial Leaves Out
  • 5. Cosmopolitanism's American Base: C. L. R. James in New York, 1950. Socialist Desire: Ernst Bloch in America. Cosmopolitanism, America, and the Cold War. The Struggle for Happiness. James's Art.
  • Exceptional Americanism
  • 6. The World Cuban: Alejo Carpentier and Cuban Popular Music. From Paris to Havana. Ethnographic Surrealism: The Red and the Black. Salsa and the Cuban Image. Reading Mass Culture through Youth. The Indigenous and the In-Between.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-354) and index.

Subjects American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.  |  Popular culture -- United States.  |  Civilization, Modern -- American influences.  |  Arts, Modern -- 20th century.  |  Cosmopolitanism -- History -- 20th century.  |  United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

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