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World Turned Inside Out American Thought and Culture at the End of the 20th Century

ISBN-10: 074253541X

ISBN-13: 9780742535411

Edition: 2009

Authors: James Livingston

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Foreword
Preface: The World Elsewhere Is Not
Acknowledgments
Chronology
"From Dusk to Dawn:" Origins and Effects of the Reagan Revolution
The Supply Side
The Disregard for Capital
Conservatism Old and New
God, Family, Markets
Why Is There Still Socialism in the United States?
"Tenured Radicals" in the Ivory Tower: The Great Transformation of Higher Education
Postindustrial Intellect
From Left to Right, What Is to Be Done?
Race, Class, and Gender
Disuniting America?
Reuniting America?
The Creators and Constituents of the "Postmodern Condition"
The Geographies of the Postmodern
Semiotic Subversion
The Wingspan of Feminism
Gender Trouble
Culture Wars on the Left
"Signs of Signs:" Watching the End of Modernity at the Cineplex
Reading for the Ending
Big Movies, Big Ideas
The Cultural Vicinity of The Matrix
Generic Panic
Experience and Explanation at the Cineplex
Cartoon Politics
Where's Dad?
"Angels in America:" Technologies of Desire and Recognition
Cartoon Politics, Again
Excremental Visions
Apocalypse Now?
The Limit of Realism
Musical Endings
Hip-Hop Nation
The Technologies of Desire
The Ending of the "American Century"
The American Century Revisited
The Economic Logics of Globalization
The Open Door World
Vietnam Syndrome
Another Country in Another Century
Whose Ending?
"Virtual Sanctuaries": Globalization and the New Terrorist Movements
Sympathy for the Devil: The Rationality of Terrorism
Coda: Keep Arguing
Appendix: Their Great Depression and Ours
Bibliographic Essay
Index
About the Author