Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics and the Wild / Edition 1

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics and the Wild / Edition 1

by Jane Bennett
     
 

Inserting a nineteent century thinker into the intellectual debates of the late twentieth century, Jane Bennett enters Thoreau into a series of dialogues with recent contemporary thinkers: Foucault on the question of identity and power; Donna Haraway on nature and culture; Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods project on the environment; the National Endowment… See more details below

Overview

Inserting a nineteent century thinker into the intellectual debates of the late twentieth century, Jane Bennett enters Thoreau into a series of dialogues with recent contemporary thinkers: Foucault on the question of identity and power; Donna Haraway on nature and culture; Hollywood celebrities on the Walden Woods project on the environment; the National Endowment for the Humanities and others regarding the relation between politics and arts; and Kafka on the question of political idealism. Bennett suggests that many dimensions of Thoreau's thought exhibit a 'postmodern sensibility' that crosses into the late twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803938694
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Morton Schoolman
Why Thoreau Hates Politics
Techniques of the Self
Writing a Heteroverse
Art and Politics
Fronting Thoreau

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