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The beneficiary

Author: Bruce Robbins
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reckoning with one's role in perpetuating systematic inequality, Bruce Robbins examines the implications of a humanitarianism in which the prosperous are the both the cause and the beneficiaries of  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Robbins
ISBN: 9780822370123 0822370123 9780822370215 0822370212
OCLC Number: 1048174793
Description: 1 online resource (x, 189 pages .)
Contents: The starving child --
You acquiesce in it: George Orwell on the system --
A short history of commodity recognition --
The nation-state as agent of cosmopolitanism --
Naomi Klein's love story --
Life will win --
Conclusion: you can't handle the truth.
Responsibility: Bruce Robbins.

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"In The Beneficiary, Bruce Robbins wants to make room for the note of guilt in our songs of gratitude. Who is a beneficiary? Robbins's answer is that it is probably you. . . . Perhaps in the future Read more...

 
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