English in America: A Radical View of the Profession

English in America: A Radical View of the Profession

by Richard Ohmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0819562947

ISBN-13: 9780819562944

Pub. Date: 01/26/1996

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

When it first appeared in 1976, this groundbreaking exploration of the influences of capitalism on the profession of English touched a nerve among educators and inspired Library Journal to declare, "This book should be read by all thoughtful Americans." Now, 20 years later, in a substantial new introduction that recontextualizes the book, Richard Ohmann addresses

Overview

When it first appeared in 1976, this groundbreaking exploration of the influences of capitalism on the profession of English touched a nerve among educators and inspired Library Journal to declare, "This book should be read by all thoughtful Americans." Now, 20 years later, in a substantial new introduction that recontextualizes the book, Richard Ohmann addresses the critical furor over its initial publication, evaluates his own arguments in the aftermath of the Cold War, and locates the profession of English in the thick of the hotly contested culture wars. A remarkably prescient book whose claims have withstood two decades of fierce debate, English in America is widely considered to be as relevant today as ever. Wise, witty, and urbane, it has much to teach all students of English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819562944
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
01/26/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
I. Foreword by Gerald Graff
II. Introduction to the 1995 Edition
III. Introduction to the 1976 Edition
1. Literature and the Rites of Passage
2. English 101 and the Military-Industrial Complex
3. The Professional Ethos
4. Past and Future
5. Afterthoughts, 1995
6. Index

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