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A political companion to James Baldwin, edited by Susan J. McWilliams

Label
A political companion to James Baldwin
Title
A political companion to James Baldwin
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan J. McWilliams
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed author and social critic James Baldwin (1924-1987) maintained that all American literature is intrinsically bound to the nation's social history and that all American writers are products of its political system. In seminal works such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, and The Fire Next Time, he expresses his profound belief that writers have the power to transform society, to engage the public, and to inspire and channel conversation to achieve lasting change. While Baldwin is best known for his writings on racial consciousness and injustice, he is also one of the country's most eloquent theorists of democratic life and the national psyche. In A Political Companion to James Baldwin, a group of prominent scholars assess the prolific author's relevance to present-day political challenges. Together, they address Baldwin as a democratic theorist, activist, and citizen, examining his writings on the civil rights movement, religion, homosexuality, and women's rights. They investigate the ways in which his work speaks to and galvanizes a collective American polity, and explore his views on the political implications of individual experience in relation to race and gender. This volume not only considers Baldwin's works within their own historical context, but also applies the author's insights to recent events such as the Obama presidency and the Black Lives Matter movement, emphasizing his faith in the connections between the past and present. These incisive essays will encourage a new reading of Baldwin that celebrates his significant contributions to political and democratic theory."--Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.A45
LC item number
Z849 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McWilliams, Susan Jane
Series statement
Political companions to great American authors
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics in literature
  • United States
  • Politisches Denken
  • Politische Einstellung
Label
A political companion to James Baldwin, edited by Susan J. McWilliams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Susan J. McWilliams
  • What William F. Buckley Jr. did not understand about James Baldwin : on Baldwin's politics of freedom
  • Nicholas Buccola
  • Part II. Prophecy, religion, and truth.
  • Baldwin, prophecy, and politics
  • George Shulman
  • The negative political theology of James Baldwin
  • Vincent Lloyd
  • Go tell it on the mountain : James Baldwin and the politics of faith
  • Wilson Carey McWilliams
  • Introduction /
  • Part III. The individual life, the interior life, the unexamined life.
  • Socrates in a different key : James Baldwin and race in America
  • Joel Alden Schlosser
  • Crossing identitarian lines : women's liberation and James Baldwin's early essays
  • Brian Norman
  • "Where the people can sing, the poet can live" : James Baldwin, pragmatism, and cosmopolitan humanism
  • Ulf Schulenberg
  • Baldwin's individualism and critique of property
  • Jack Turner
  • Part IV. Violence and vision.
  • Susan J. McWilliams
  • James Baldwin on violence and disavowal
  • Lisa Beard
  • James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter
  • Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • "Tell him I'm gone" : on the margins in High-Tech City
  • Rachel Brahinsky
  • Part I. Collective consciousness and community.
  • "A most disagreeable mirror" : race consciousness as double consciousness
  • Lawrie Balfour
  • The race of a more perfect union : James Baldwin, segregated memory, and the presidential race
  • P.J. Brendese
  • James Baldwin and the politics of disconnection
Control code
1000527086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780813169910
Lccn
2017038157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000527086
Label
A political companion to James Baldwin, edited by Susan J. McWilliams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Susan J. McWilliams
  • What William F. Buckley Jr. did not understand about James Baldwin : on Baldwin's politics of freedom
  • Nicholas Buccola
  • Part II. Prophecy, religion, and truth.
  • Baldwin, prophecy, and politics
  • George Shulman
  • The negative political theology of James Baldwin
  • Vincent Lloyd
  • Go tell it on the mountain : James Baldwin and the politics of faith
  • Wilson Carey McWilliams
  • Introduction /
  • Part III. The individual life, the interior life, the unexamined life.
  • Socrates in a different key : James Baldwin and race in America
  • Joel Alden Schlosser
  • Crossing identitarian lines : women's liberation and James Baldwin's early essays
  • Brian Norman
  • "Where the people can sing, the poet can live" : James Baldwin, pragmatism, and cosmopolitan humanism
  • Ulf Schulenberg
  • Baldwin's individualism and critique of property
  • Jack Turner
  • Part IV. Violence and vision.
  • Susan J. McWilliams
  • James Baldwin on violence and disavowal
  • Lisa Beard
  • James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter
  • Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • "Tell him I'm gone" : on the margins in High-Tech City
  • Rachel Brahinsky
  • Part I. Collective consciousness and community.
  • "A most disagreeable mirror" : race consciousness as double consciousness
  • Lawrie Balfour
  • The race of a more perfect union : James Baldwin, segregated memory, and the presidential race
  • P.J. Brendese
  • James Baldwin and the politics of disconnection
Control code
1000527086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780813169910
Lccn
2017038157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000527086

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