Pragmatism, Feminism and Democracy: Rethinking the Politics of American History

Pragmatism, Feminism and Democracy: Rethinking the Politics of American History

by James Livingston
     
 

Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy is James Livingston's virtuoso reflection on the period between 1890 and 1930, a primal scene of American history during which a wave of intellectual currents came together—and fell apart—to reorient society. Tying in critical insights on corporate capitalism, consumer culture, populism, and the American Left,

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Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy is James Livingston's virtuoso reflection on the period between 1890 and 1930, a primal scene of American history during which a wave of intellectual currents came together—and fell apart—to reorient society. Tying in critical insights on corporate capitalism, consumer culture, populism, and the American Left, Livingston analyzes the intersections and similarities of pragmatism and feminism to yield an original, provocative blend of historiography, feminist theory, and American intellectual history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415930291
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Attitudes Toward History1
Pt. 1Pragmatism, Feminism, and the Politics of Historiography
1Modern Subjectivity and Consumer Culture: The Revenge of the New Woman17
2Fighting the "War of Position": The Politics of Pragmatism35
3The Strange Career of the "Social Self"57
4Narrative Politics: Richard Rorty at the "End of Reform"85
Pt. 2Escaping the "Economy of Heaven": William James at the Edges of Our Differences
5Hamlet, James, and the Woman Question117
6Unstiffening Our Theories: Pragmatism, Feminism, and the End(s) of Capitalism143
Afterword: No Exit183
Notes187
Index225

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