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Brennan, Timothy 1953-

Works: 44 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 5,284 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PR6068.U757, 823
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Most widely held works about Timothy Brennan
Most widely held works by Timothy Brennan
Salman Rushdie and the Third World : myths of the nation by Timothy Brennan( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social psychology of runaways by Timothy Brennan( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right by Timothy Brennan( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wars of Position documents how alternative views were chased from the public stage by strategic acts of censorship, including within supposedly dissident wings of the humanities. He explores how the humanities entered the cultural and political mainstream and settled into an awkward secular religion of the "middle way." Throughout the work, Brennan draws on and critiques the ideas and influence of Heidegger, Lyotard, Kristeva, and other influential theorists."--Jacket
At home in the world : cosmopolitanism now by Timothy Brennan( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From every quarter we hear of a new global culture, postcolonial, hybrid, announcing the death of nationalism, the arrival of cosmopolitanism. But under the drumbeat attending this trend, Timothy Brennan detects another, altogether different sound. Polemical, passionate, certain to provoke, his book exposes the drama being played out under the guise of globalism. A bracing critique of the critical self-indulgence that calls itself cosmopolitanism, it also takes note of the many countervailing forces acting against globalism in its facile, homogenizing sense. A critical call to arms, At Home in the World summons intellectuals and scholars to reinvigorate critical cultural studies. In stripping the false and headless from the new cosmopolitanism, Brennan revitalizes the idea
Secular devotion : Afro-Latin music and imperial jazz by Timothy Brennan( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular music in the Americas, from jazz, Cuban and Latin salsa to disco and rap, is overwhelmingly neo-African. Created in the midst of war and military invasion, and filtered through a Western worldview, these musical forms are completely modern in their sensibilities: they are in fact the very sound of modern life. But the African religious philosophy at their core involved a longing for earlier eras - ones that pre-dated the technological discipline of labor forced on captive populations by capitalism. In this groundbreaking new book, Timothy Brennan shows how the popular music of the Americas - the music of entertainment, nightlife, and leisure - is involved in a devotion to an African religious worldview that survived the ravages of slavery and found its way into the rituals of everyday listening. He explores the challenge that Afro-Latin music poses to Western cultural imperialism, and the processes by which it has been absorbed into the imperial impagination."--Jacket
Borrowed light by Timothy Brennan( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical revaluation of the humanist tradition, Borrowed Light makes the case that the 20th century is the "anticolonial century." The sparks of concerted resistance to colonial oppression were ignited in the gathering of intellectual malcontents from all over the world in interwar Europe. Many of this era's principal figures were formed by the experience of revolution on Europe's semi-developed Eastern periphery, making their ideas especially pertinent to current ideas about autonomy and sovereignty. Moreover, the debates most prominent then-human vs. inhuman, religions of the book vs. oral cultures, the authoritarian state vs. the representative state and, above all, scientific rationality vs. humanist reason-remain central today. Timothy Brennan returns to the scientific Enlightenment of the 17th century and its legacies. In readings of the showdown between Spinoza and Vico, Hegel's critique of liberalism, and Nietzsche's antipathy towards the colonies and social democracy, Brennan identifies the divergent lines of the first anticolonial theory-a literary and philosophical project with strong ties to what we now call Marxism. Along the way, he assesses prospects for a renewal of the study of imperial culture
Music in Cuba by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A publishing event: the foundational work on Cuban music by a major figure of the twentieth century, now in English for the first time. In the wake of the Buena Vista Social Club, the world has rediscovered the rich musical tradition of Cuba. A unique combination of popular and elite influences, the music of this island nation has fascinated since the golden age of the son and that New World aural collision of Africa and Europe that made Cuban music the rage in Paris, New York, and Mexico beginning in the 1920s. Originally published in 1946 and never before available in an English translation, Music in Cuba is not only the best and most extensive study of Cuban musical history, it is a work of literature in its own right. Drawing on such primary documents as obscure church circulars, dog-eared musical scores pulled from attics, and the records of the Spanish colonial authorities, Music in Cuba sweeps panoramically from the sixteenth into the twentieth century. Carpentier covers European-style elite Cuban music as well as the popular worlds of rural Spanish folk and urban Afro-Cuban music. In a substantial introduction based on extensive original research, Timothy Brennan explores Carpentier's career prior to the writing of his novels. Looking especially at Carpentier's work as a music reviewer, radio producer, and musical theorist, Brennan suggests new ways of thinking about the role of Latin American artists in Europe between the wars, and the central place of radio and music-club cultures in the European avant-gardes
Politics and government in Britain: an introductory survey by Tom Brennan( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primarily for students in the upper forms of secondary schools and in technical colleges
Myths of the nation by Timothy Brennan( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial accounting by Timothy Brennan( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual labor( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalizem : zahodnjaški pogledi na Orient by Edward W Said( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Slovenian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky Rice : My Story Is Your Story of Abundance Beauty Composure Discipline and Enlightenment by Timothy Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award winning eBook describes the first meetings of a traditional rice farmer, his family and a young visitor from a western city. Spanning the course of a single day and punctuated by discussions of what constitutes a deeply fulfilling life, the wise rice farmer gently guides the young visitor to that sacred place we all instinctively care fo
New Haven - Hartford - Springfield commuter rail service( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The possibility of establishing a new commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, MA has been in the news lately. Leaders in both Hartford and Washington are promoting the idea and looking into possible sources of funding. This is an exciting development that will provide many environmental and economic benefits to this region and the entire State when it is built. Currently, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is preparing an Environmental Assessment of the impacts of establishing this new commuter service. This video describes the project."--Accompanying letter
Narratives of colonial resistance by Timothy Brennan( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living past : some ways of bringing the modern world into the secondary school classroom by James L Henderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural margins( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Margins, 6 by Neil Lazarus( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and Black identity politics : racialization in twentieth-century America by Kenneth Mostern( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has autobiography been central to African American political speech throughout the twentieth century? Kenneth Mostern illustrates the relationship between narrative and racial categories in the work of writers such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Paul Robeson, Angela Davis and bell hooks
Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America by Adam Zachary Newton( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the work of African American and Jewish American authors alongside and through one another, Adam Zachary Newton offers an original way of juxtaposing two major traditions in American literature and rethinking their sometimes vexed relationship. A final chapter addresses the Black/Jewish dimension of the O.J. Simpson trial
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Wars of position : the cultural politics of left and right
Alternative Names
Brennan, Tim

At home in the world : cosmopolitanism nowSecular devotion : Afro-Latin music and imperial jazzMusic in CubaIntellectual labor