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

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
Title
Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940
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James Livingston
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Genre
Language
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 perspective, pragmatism and literary naturalism become ways of accommodating the new forms of solidarity and subjectivity enabled by the emergence of corporate capitalism. So conceived, demonstrates Livingston, 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."--Jacket
  • "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 perspective, pragmatism and literary naturalism become ways of accommodating the new forms of solidarity and subjectivity enabled by the emergence of corporate capitalism. So conceived, demonstrates Livingston, 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."--BOOK JACKET
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1949-
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Livingston, James
Dewey number
973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.L58 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
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  • Pragmatism
  • Consumer behavior
  • Industries
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pragmatisme
  • Economische ontwikkeling
  • Cultuurverandering
Label
Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940, James Livingston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-387) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29877402
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780807821572
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94005736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1626990
Label
Pragmatism and the political economy of cultural revolution, 1850-1940, James Livingston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-387) 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
Control code
29877402
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780807821572
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94005736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1626990

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