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Addressing modernity : social systems theory and U.S. cultures

Author: Hannes Bergthaller; Carsten Schinko
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2011.
Series: Postmodern studies, 45
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Genre/Form: [Études diverses]
Named Person: Niklas Luhmann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannes Bergthaller; Carsten Schinko
ISBN: 9789042032576 904203257X
OCLC Number: 780219030
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (366 p.) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Hannes Bergthaller and Carsten Schinko: Introduction: From National Cultures to the Semantics of Modern SocietyLiterary ObservationsMartin Klepper: The Emergence of Literature as Art and the Refinement of Literary PerspectiveChristoph Reinfandt: Reading the Waste Land: Textuality, Mediality, ModernityEdgar Landgraf: Black Boxes and White Noise. Don DeLillo and the Reality of LiteratureSystemic (Dis-)ClosuresHans-Georg Moeller: Who is Afraid of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Absurd Democracy in the United StatesMichael Boyden: The Semantics of Self-Denial: The New American Studies through the Lens of Luhmann's Social Systems TheoryUrs Staeheli: Nation of Speculation: The Construction of a Financial Public in 19th Century AmericaSemantics of IndividualismGert Verschraegen: Institutionalised Individualism. Parsons and Luhmann on American SocietyRodrigo Jokisch: Why Did Luhmann's Social Systems Theory Find So Little Resonance in the United States of America?Ulrich Brinkmann: Drawing out the Reader: Tourism, Literature, IndividualityAmerican HolographicsBruce Clarke: Steps to an Ecology of Systems: Whole Earth and Systemic HolismAndrew McMurry: The System in the Garden: American Studies and Functional DifferentiationJoseph Tabbi: World-Systems Colliding: Thomas Pynchon and Niklas LuhmannCarsten Schinko: Conclusion: Luhmann, Literature, and American Multiculturalism
Series Title: Postmodern studies, 45
Responsibility: edited by Hannes Bergthaller and Carsten Schinko.
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