Discourse and Culture: The Creation of America, 1870-1920 by Alun Munslow

By Alun Munslow

Written historical past is literary artifact: taking this as its place to begin, Discourse and Culture argues that the Foucauldian proposal of the moving scale of linguistic and ancient values has to be the significant concentration for a brand new interpretation of yankee tradition and beliefs. Six significant American old figures are evaluated as items of the clash among subordinate and dominant affects in American society: steelmaster Andrew Carnegie; labour chief Terence V. Powderly; historian of the West Frederick J. Turner; social reconstructionist Jane Addams; race chief Booker T. Washington; and black nationalist W.E.B. du Bois. Discourse and Culture re-assesses the connection among ideology and cultural formation by means of asking if cultural swap should be defined as a functionality of discourse. The booklet attracts upon the information of Althusser, Gramsci and Hayden to handle this factor, which lies on the very middle of latest debate at the personality of cultural historical past.

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