Emancipating pragmatism : Emerson, jazz, and experimental writing /

A daring and innovative study that rewrites the story of American pragmatism. Emancipating Pragmatism is a radical rereading of Emerson that posits African- American culture, literature, and jazz as the very continuation and embodiment of pragmatic thought and democratic tradition. It traces Emerson...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Magee, Michael, 1971-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004.
Series:Modern and contemporary poetics.
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Summary:A daring and innovative study that rewrites the story of American pragmatism. Emancipating Pragmatism is a radical rereading of Emerson that posits African- American culture, literature, and jazz as the very continuation and embodiment of pragmatic thought and democratic tradition. It traces Emerson's philosophical legacy through the 19th and 20th centuries to discover how Emersonian thought continues to inform issues of race, aesthetics, and poetic discourse. Emerson's pragmatism derives from his abolitionism, Michael Magee argues, and any pragmatic thought that aspires toward democracy canno.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 247 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-234) and index.
ISBN:9780817382049
0817382046
9780817313906
0817313907
9780817350840
0817350845
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