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Michaels, Walter Benn

Overview
Works: 45 works in 171 publications in 5 languages and 10,516 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Juvenile works  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: HV8956.G8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Benn Michaels
Papillon by Henri Charrière( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of a man sent to prison on a miserable island, Cayena, where escape is impossible. It is a terrible life for him but he finally escapes after much suffering
The trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequality by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of the American obsession with diversity argues that we are ignoring the ever-widening economic divide in American society, that diversity has created a false notion of social justice, and that we need to emphasize equality over diversity
The American Renaissance reconsidered( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our America : nativism, modernism, and pluralism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michaels contends that the aesthetic movement of modernism and the social movement of nativism came together in the 1920s in their commitment to resolve the meaning of identity - linguistic, national, cultural, and racial. Just as the Johnson Immigration act of 1924, which excluded aliens, and the Indian Citizenship Act of the same year, which honored the truly native, reconceptualized national identity, so the major texts of American writers such as Cather, Faulkner, Hurston, and Williams reinvented identity as an object of pathos - something that can be lost or found, defended or betrayed. Our America is both a history and a critique of this invention, tracing its development from the white supremacism of the Progressive period through the cultural pluralism of the Twenties
The gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the century by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena
My war with Israel by Hussein( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of history by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Élise, ou, La vraie vie : roman by Claire Etcherelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman - racisme - Algérie - France - travailleur - condition - vingtième siècle
The beauty of a social problem : photography, autonomy, economy by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem's 'beauty and attraction' invisible. In 'The Beauty of a Social Problem, ' Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist photographers whose work speaks to questions of political economy. Although he discusses well known figures like Walker Evans and Jeff Wall, Michaels's focus is on a group of younger artists, including Viktoria Binschtok, Phil Chang, Liz Deschenes, and Arthur Ou. All born after 1965, they have always lived in a world where, on the one hand, artistic ambition has been synonymous with the critique of autonomous form and intentional meaning, while, on the other, the struggle between capital and labor has essentially been won by capital. Contending that the aesthetic and political conditions are connected, Michaels argues that these artists' new commitment to form and meaning is a way for them to depict the conditions that have taken the U., S. economic inequality from its lowest level, in 1968, to its highest level today. As Michaels demonstrates, these works of art, unimaginable without the postmodern critique of autonomy and intentionality, end up departing and dissenting from that critique in continually interesting and innovative ways"--Amazon.com
The walled city by Marcel Clouzot( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against theory 2 : sentence meaning, hermeneutics : protocol of the fifty-second colloquy, 8 December 1985 by Steven Knapp( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La diversité contre l'égalité by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third truth by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling : photographs 1977-90 by James Welling( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial Shah : an informal biography by Gérard de Villiers( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled Iran from 1941 to 1979 and was the last Iranian monarch
Feminine plural by Benoîte Groult( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benoite and Flora Groult's moving story of a man content to have the best of two worlds concerns a love triange--Parisian style. A precarious relationship is established when the realistic wife of the charming and gregarious Jean Dastier discovers that her best friend, a high fashion designer, has become his mistress. Jean, happy to live for the moment, refuses to choose between them, and the novel shifts back and forth between the thoughts of the two women as they try to adjust to their painful situation ... When the book ends, or rather does not end, it remains the heartrending yet eternally funny story of a disillusioned adult love"--Cover
The spy who died twice by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in French and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinifian no katachi : Senkyuhyaku rokujushichinen kara rekishi no owari made by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posthistoricism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyph : Johns Hopkins textual studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequality
Alternative Names
Benn Michaels, Walter 1948-

Michaels, Walter B.

Michaels, Walter B. 1948-

Walter Benn Michaels Amerikaans specialist in literatuur

Walter Benn Michaels US-amerikanischer Literaturtheoretiker

Уолтър Бен Майкълс

マイケルズ, ウォルター・ベン

Languages
English (138)

German (3)

French (3)

Japanese (1)

Polish (1)

Covers
The trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequalityThe American Renaissance reconsideredOur America : nativism, modernism, and pluralismThe gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the centuryThe shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of historyShinifian no katachi : Senkyuhyaku rokujushichinen kara rekishi no owari made