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Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940, James Livingston

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Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940
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Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940
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James Livingston
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eng
Summary
The rise of corporate capitalism was a cultural revolution as well as an economic event, according to James Livingston. That revolution resides, he argues, in the fundamental reconstruction of selfhood, or subjectivity, that attends the advent of an 'age of surplus' under corporate auspices. From this standpoint, consumer culture represents a transition to a society in which identities as well as incomes are not necessarily derived from the possession of productive labor or property. From the same standpoint, pragmatism and literary naturalism become ways of accommodating the new forms of solidarity and subjectivity enabled by the emergence of corporate capitalism. So conceived, they become ways of articulating alternatives to modern, possessive individualism. Livingston argues accordingly that the flight from pragmatism led by Lewis Mumford was an attempt to refurbish a romantic version of modern, possessive individualism. This attempt still shapes our reading of pragmatism, Livingston claims, and will continue to do so until we understand that William James was not merely a well-meaning middleman between Charles Peirce and John Dewey and that James's pragmatism was both a working model of postmodern subjectivity and a novel critique of capitalism
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Midwest
Dewey number
973
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cultural studies of the United States
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adult
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Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940, James Livingston
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11719313
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780807863039
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11719313
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remote
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11719313
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940, James Livingston
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11719313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719313
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719313
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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