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Loose canons : notes on the culture wars

Author: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Multiculturalism has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek and other newspapers and magazines around America. A leading literary and cultural critic, Gates says that the society we have made simply won't survive without the values of tolerance, and cultural tolerance comes to nothing without cultural understanding.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates
ISBN: 0195083504 9780195083507 0195075196 9780195075199
OCLC Number: 28061334
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 199 pages ; 20 cm.
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.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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A collection of the author's essays on the politics of multiculturalism and the importance of the black tradition in American culture. It includes discussion of the political, social and cultural  Read more...

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