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The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Raymond Malewitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Practice of Misuse examines the oppositional emergence and eventual ideological containment of “rugged consumers” in late twentieth-century American literature, who creatively misuse, reuse, and ... More


Max Eastman: A Life

Christoph Irmscher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The definitive biography of radical activist, poet, editor, and public intellectual Max Eastman (1883–1969), based on unrestricted access to the Eastman family archive. Considered one of the “hottest ... More


Between Democracy and Plutocracy

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Wealth inequality is much sharper in America than all other industrialized countries. The income of the richest 1% Americans has soared while the income of ordinary people either decreased or ... More


Silver

Finn Brunton

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This article is a field report on PorcFest, a libertarian festival. The festival is part of the Free State Project, which seeks to build a libertarian voting bloc in New Hampshire. Porcfest is also a ... More


Can Neuroscience Resolve Issues about Free Will?

Adina L. Roskies

in Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Roskies discusses an important method in neuroscience that is too often left out of free will debates: single-neuron recordings. Roskies explains classic experiments on perceptual decision making and ... More


Think Tanks and the Washington Consensus on Hegemony

Georg Löfflmann

in American Grand Strategy under Obama: Competing Discourses

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474419765
eISBN:
9781474435192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419765.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates the grand strategy proposals by some of the leading think tanks operating in Washington DC, demonstrating how their nominally impartial, and independent research reveals a ... More


. Mind, Matter, Markets

Joshua Raulerson

in Singularities: Technoculture, Transhumanism, and Science Fiction in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319723
eISBN:
9781781381052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319723.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Explicitly or otherwise, much of contemporary futurism stages the Singularity as a conflict between mutually exclusive visions of the future: one in which market-driven progress flourishes unimpeded, ... More


Realtor and Realist

Christoph Irmscher

in Max Eastman: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Publicly regarded as right-wing, Eastman defends Dewey against conservative critics but also suspects his former teacher of mistaking the true method of arriving at the truth with the truth itself. ... More


The Aggrieved Minority: Civilian Elites

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the first of four memory communities that dominate the public discourse of collective memory about the civil war in El Salvador. This first group, comprised of civilian elites, ... More


Bad News for Mail Robbers

Andrew Koppelman

in The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Healthcare Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199970025
eISBN:
9780190260187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199970025.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines when and how the constitutional challenge to the so-called individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), which requires almost everyone to ... More


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