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Beloved Community: The Cultural Criticism of Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank and Lewis Mumford (Cultural Studies of the United States)

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The "Young American" critics—Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford—are well known as central figures in the Greenwich Village "Little Renaissance" of the 1910s and in the postwar debates about American culture and politics. In Beloved Community, Casey Blake considers these intellectuals as a coherant group and assesses the connection between thier cultural criticisms and their attempts to forge a communitarian alternative to liberal and socialist poitics.

Blake draws on biography to emphasize the intersection of questions of self, culture, and society in their calls for a culture of "personality" and "self-fulfillment." In contrast to the tendency of previous analyses to separate these critics' cultural and autobiographical writings from their politics, Blake argues that their cultural criticism grew out of a radical vision of self-realization through participation in a democratic culture and polity. He also examines the Young American writers' interpretations of such turn-of-the-century radicals as William Morris, Henry George, John Dewey, and Patrick Geddes and shows that this adversary tradition still offers important insights into contemporary issues in American politics and culture.

Beloved Community reestablishes the democratic content of the Young Americans' ideal of "personality" and argues against viewing a monolithic therapeutic culture as the sole successor to a Victorian "culture of character." The politics of selfhood that was so critical to the Young Americans' project has remained a contested terrain throughout the twentieth century.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-353) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807842966
Foreword:
Trachtenberg, Alan
Author:
Blake
Author:
Blake, Casey Nelson
Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Community
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
Bourne, randolph silliman, 1886-1918
Subject:
American
Subject:
Young American; Randolph Bourne; Van Wyck Brooks; Waldo Frank; Lewis Mumford ; Greenwich Village; Little Renaissance; biography; William Morris; Henry George; John Dewey; Patrick Geddes
Subject:
Young American
Subject:
Randolph Bourne
Subject:
Van Wyck Brooks
Subject:
Waldo Frank
Subject:
Lewis Mumford
Subject:
Greenwich Village
Subject:
Little Renaissance
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
William Morris
Subject:
Henry George
Subject:
John Dewey
Subject:
Patrick Geddes
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1314
Publication Date:
November 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
381
Dimensions:
9.29x6.09x1.09 in. 1.31 lbs.

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