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The Resource Loose canons : notes on the culture wars, Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Loose canons : notes on the culture wars, Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Label
Loose canons : notes on the culture wars
Title
Loose canons
Title remainder
notes on the culture wars
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Multiculturalism. It has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, as well as numerous articles in newspapers and magazines around America. It has sparked heated jeremiads by George Will, Dinesh D'Sousa, and Roger Kimball. It moved William F. Buckley to rail against Stanley Fishand Catherine Stimpson on "Firing Line." It is arguably the most hotly debated topic in America today--and justly so. For whether one speaks of tensions between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights, or violent mass protests against Moscow in ethnic republics such as Armenia, or outrightwar between Serbs and Bosnians in the former Yugoslavia, it is clear that the clash of cultures is a worldwide problem, deeply felt, passionately expressed, always on the verge of violent explosion. Problems of this magnitude inevitably frame the discussion of "multiculturalism" and "culturaldiversity" in the American classroom as well. In Loose Canons, one of America's leading literary and cultural critics, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., offers a broad, illuminating look at this highly contentious issue. Gates agrees that our world is deeply divided by nationalism, racism, and sexism, and argues that the only way to transcendthese divisions--to forge a civic culture that respects both differences and similarities--is through education that respects both the diversity and commonalities of human culture. His is a plea for cultural and intercultural understanding. (You can't understand the world, he observes, if youexclude 90 percent of the world's cultural heritage.) We feel his ideas most strongly voiced in the concluding essay in the volume, "Trading on the Margin." Avoiding the stridency of both the Right and the Left, Gates concludes that the society we have made simply won't survive without the values oftolerance, and cultural tolerance comes to nothing without cultural understanding. Henry Louis Gates is one of the most visible and outspoken figures on the academic scene, the subject of a cover story in The New York Times Sunday Magazine and a major profile in The Boston Globe, and a much sought-after commentator. And as one of America's foremost advocates ofAfrican-American Studies (he is head of the department at Harvard), he has reflected upon the varied meanings of multiculturalism throughout his professional career, long before it became a national controversy. What we find in these pages, then, is the fruit of years of reflection on culture, racism, and the "American identity," and a deep commitment to broadening the literary and cultural horizons of all Americans
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
G275 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • African Americans
  • Race in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • Race in literature
  • United States
  • Letterkunde
  • Amerikaans
  • Negers
  • Canon
  • Cultuurconflicten
  • Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
  • Literatur
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Loose canons : notes on the culture wars, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Contents
Canon confidential: a Sam Slade caper -- The master's pieces: on canon formation and the African-American tradition -- Writing, "Race" and the difference it makes -- Talking black: critical signs of the times -- "Tell me, sir ... what IS "black" literature?" -- Integrating the American mind -- African-American studies in the 21st century -- "What's in a name?" Some meanings of blackness -- The big picture -- Trading on the margin: notes on the culture of criticism
Control code
191953226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423735472
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953226
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Loose canons : notes on the culture wars, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Contents
Canon confidential: a Sam Slade caper -- The master's pieces: on canon formation and the African-American tradition -- Writing, "Race" and the difference it makes -- Talking black: critical signs of the times -- "Tell me, sir ... what IS "black" literature?" -- Integrating the American mind -- African-American studies in the 21st century -- "What's in a name?" Some meanings of blackness -- The big picture -- Trading on the margin: notes on the culture of criticism
Control code
191953226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423735472
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953226
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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