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I Sing the Body Politic: History as Prophecy in Contemporary American Literature

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Synopsis:

The Iraq War is the most obvious catalyst for the volume, but over the course of discussions of Joseph Heller, Philip Roth, Michael Moore, Spike Lee, and war memoirs written by soldiers who served in the Gulf, contributors reflect on contemporary American history, society, and politics. Offering a detailed and devastating critique of the political order dominated by the military-industrial-congressional complex and the conservative wing of the Republican Party, I Sing the Body Politic comments on an array of social inequalities and compromised political ideals, as well as artistic resistance and large-scale movements for sociopolitical change.

Contributors include David Rampton (University of Ottawa), Nicholas Ruddick (University of Regina), Gordon Slethaug (University of Southern Denmark), Peter Swirski (Hong Kong University), and Michael Zeitlin (University of British Columbia).

Synopsis:

A critical investigation of the dead ends, dead metaphors, dead bodies, and other historical constants of American politics.

About the Author

Peter Swirski is director of American Studies at Hong Kong University and author of numerous books, including A Stanislaw Lem Reader, From Lowbrow to Nobrow, The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem, and All Roads Lead to the American City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773536333
Author:
Swirski, Peter
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 292 gr

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
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Product details 216 pages McGill-Queen's University Press - English 9780773536333 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Iraq War is the most obvious catalyst for the volume, but over the course of discussions of Joseph Heller, Philip Roth, Michael Moore, Spike Lee, and war memoirs written by soldiers who served in the Gulf, contributors reflect on contemporary American history, society, and politics. Offering a detailed and devastating critique of the political order dominated by the military-industrial-congressional complex and the conservative wing of the Republican Party, I Sing the Body Politic comments on an array of social inequalities and compromised political ideals, as well as artistic resistance and large-scale movements for sociopolitical change.

Contributors include David Rampton (University of Ottawa), Nicholas Ruddick (University of Regina), Gordon Slethaug (University of Southern Denmark), Peter Swirski (Hong Kong University), and Michael Zeitlin (University of British Columbia).

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A critical investigation of the dead ends, dead metaphors, dead bodies, and other historical constants of American politics.
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