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James Rorty

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

James Rorty was the son of an Irish immigrant, political refugee, and aspiring poet who, along with his wife, a former schoolteacher, ran a dry-goods business. His radicalism had been bolstered ... More


Radio's Challenges: Public Intellectuals and the Problem of Mass Culture

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses public intellectuals and the problem of mass culture. Radio's intellectual defenders' idea that mass culture bowed to the will of the populace had considerable endurance, but ... More


Dissident Communists

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The development of an anti-Stalinist Left among pro-Communist intellectuals is explored. Receiving special treatment are the pages of Menorah Journal and the activities of some of its contributors, ... More


Green Consumption in a Dangerous World

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Organic agriculture was at the heart of an alternative, environmental vision for postwar America. J. I. Rodale led the way with his book Pay Dirt: Farming and Gardening with Composts (1945), and his ... More


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