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The Cornel West reader

Author: Cornel West
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Civitas Books , ©1999.
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West, Cornel.
Cornel West reader.
New York, NY : Basic Civitas Books , c1999
(OCoLC)653361427
Named Person: Cornel West; Cornel West
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cornel West
ISBN: 0465091091 9780465091096 0465091105 9780465091102
OCLC Number: 42706265
Description: 604 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : To be human, modern and American --
I. Autobiographical prelude. The making of an American radical democrat of African descent --
On my intellectual vocation --
Sing a song --
II. Modernity and its discontents. The ignoble paradox of modernity --
Race and modernity --
Black strivings in a twilight civilization --
The new cultural politics of difference --
III. American pragmatism. Why pragmatism? --
On prophetic pragmatism --
Pragmatism and the sense of the tragic --
The limits of neopragmatism --
Nietzsche's prefiguration of postmodern American philosophy --
IV. Progressive Marxist theory. The indispensability yet insufficiency of Marxist theory --
Fredric Jameson's American Marxism --
Race and social theory --
V. Radical democratic politics. The role of law in progressive politics --
The political intellectual --
A world of ideas --
The dilemma of the black intellectual --
American progressivism reoriented --
Parents and national survival --
On the 1980s --
Michael Harrington, democratic socialist --
VI. Prophetic Christian thought. The crisis in contemporary American religion --
The historicist turn in philosophy of religion --
Religion and the left --
On Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's In memory of her --
On Leszek Kolakowski --
On liberation theology : Segundo and Hinkelammert --
Christian love and heterosexism --
A philosophical view of Easter --
On Gibson Winter's ecological ecumenism --
Prophetic Christian as organic intellectual : Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Subversive joy and revolutionary patience in black Christianity --
VII. The arts. Critical reflections on art --
Horace Pippin's challenge to art criticism --
Race and architecture --
The spirituals as lyrical poetry --
In memory of Marvin Gaye --
On Afro-American music : from bebop to rap --
On Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the mirror --
On Walt Whitman --
VIII. Race and difference. On affirmative action --
On black-brown relations --
On black sexuality --
On black nationalism --
Tensions with Jewish friends and foes --
On Jackie Robinson --
On Julianne Malveaux --
Conversation with bell hooks --
IX. Postscript. Chekhov, Coltrane and democracy.
Responsibility: Cornel West.
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