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First of the Year : Volume I.

By: DeMott, Benj.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.First of the Year: Publisher: Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (465 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781412812184.Subject(s): African Americans -- Politics and government | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | United States -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: First of the Year: 2008DDC classification: 973.93 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Part I -- The Message -- Never Too Soon -- Locked -- What's Love Got to Do with It? -- Reconstructing America -- One of Us -- Play Fuckin Loud -- Safe American Home -- Nothing New Under the Sun -- Inside the Whale -- AN AFTERNOON W/AN AGNOSTIC -- Death from Above -- A Fascinating Fear of Fascism -- In My Lonely Room -- Common Cruelty -- World Body -- Part II -- Flayed -- Bliss -- Before the War -- Stop Breaking Down -- Weapons of Criticism, Criticism of Weapons -- With Friends Like These -- Cruelty & Irony -- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother -- A Palestinian Gandhi? -- Part III -- Back in the Day and Today -- There Are No Accidents -- The Politics of Patience -- The Democratic Revolution -- The Felt Quality of Autonomy -- Among the Believers -- Message from the Grassroots -- Part IV -- Malign Neglect -- Stoptime -- Never Grow Old -- "The City Among Us" -- The Perfect Winter -- Triumph Over Time -- Holes in the Argument -- Part V -- Majestic Alienation -- Into Africa -- A Politics of Experience -- Tales from Behind the Black Curtain -- Mandela's Eyes -- Shout Sister Shout! -- Squeezing Out Sparks -- Public Intellectual -- First You Strike -- Running Buddy -- Part VI -- Old Rasputin and Old Milwaukee -- Death of Edgar Alan Poe in Baltimore, Maryland -- Da Enron-Ron Hey Da Enron-Ron -- Outsource This! -- You Must Choose -- The Blueprint -- Fujiyama Mama -- ALIENS GOT MY SISTER!! -- she don't like my gospel music -- The Depths -- Head of State -- Ghazal of Twat -- What Salvation Must Be Like After a While -- Into the Summer Sea -- Part VII -- History Gets Lost in the Matrix -- A Mighty Wind -- Grossman-ism -- Death by Cookie Cutter -- Test Time vs. Dreamtime -- The University as Sweatshop -- No Sell-Out -- Part VIII -- Real Writing -- The Saving Right to Reprove -- Our Man in Hollywood.
The Soul of a Simulacrum -- Lost and Looking -- The Wright Stuff -- A Winter's Tale -- Time Will Take You Out -- Back in the Day -- Nursing Ganesha -- Puce -- Man on the Run -- Who Killed Our Little Shani -- The God of Rough Places -- The Hidden Face -- Part IX -- Skies Over America -- Crisis of Meaning -- Citizen Jay-Z -- Waging Peace -- The War -- Part X -- Asian Fantasies -- The Ballot and the Bullet -- Rivers of Babylon -- Reality TV -- Welcome to the Reality of the Desert -- An Avuncular "No!" -- Snow White and the Seven Chumps -- Into the Breach Again -- Radicle: The Root is Women-in-Nature -- The Perils of Political Maternalism -- The Way Old Friends Do -- Reason and Revolution -- The Truman Show -- Refugees and Searchers Go to the Movies -- Now Lie in It -- Part XI -- Fathers and Sons -- "ALL BOY" -- Sisterhood Is Powerful -- Four Tough Good Byes -- Lineaments of a Promised Land -- Expat on Main Street -- Rainy Night in Europa -- Geezer Music -- Part XII -- Contributors' Notes.
Summary: First of the Year attempts to bridge the gap between radical perspectives without losing focus on the centrality of African-American culture to the national conversation. The coming together of figures like Armond White, Kate Millett, Lorenzo Thomas, Russell Jacoby, Adolph Reed, and Amiri Baraka is quite unlike what can be found in standard literary and social publications. The initial volume also deals extensively and seriously with the issue of humanism and terror, the nature of social movements, electoral and urban politics, and the musical trends of our time. In a nutshell, First of the Year is an attempt to make political arguments breathe through cultural voices. Contributors include Sheldon Wolin, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Berman, Charles Keil, and Philip Levine, among others, ensuring its ability to entertain.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Part I -- The Message -- Never Too Soon -- Locked -- What's Love Got to Do with It? -- Reconstructing America -- One of Us -- Play Fuckin Loud -- Safe American Home -- Nothing New Under the Sun -- Inside the Whale -- AN AFTERNOON W/AN AGNOSTIC -- Death from Above -- A Fascinating Fear of Fascism -- In My Lonely Room -- Common Cruelty -- World Body -- Part II -- Flayed -- Bliss -- Before the War -- Stop Breaking Down -- Weapons of Criticism, Criticism of Weapons -- With Friends Like These -- Cruelty & Irony -- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother -- A Palestinian Gandhi? -- Part III -- Back in the Day and Today -- There Are No Accidents -- The Politics of Patience -- The Democratic Revolution -- The Felt Quality of Autonomy -- Among the Believers -- Message from the Grassroots -- Part IV -- Malign Neglect -- Stoptime -- Never Grow Old -- "The City Among Us" -- The Perfect Winter -- Triumph Over Time -- Holes in the Argument -- Part V -- Majestic Alienation -- Into Africa -- A Politics of Experience -- Tales from Behind the Black Curtain -- Mandela's Eyes -- Shout Sister Shout! -- Squeezing Out Sparks -- Public Intellectual -- First You Strike -- Running Buddy -- Part VI -- Old Rasputin and Old Milwaukee -- Death of Edgar Alan Poe in Baltimore, Maryland -- Da Enron-Ron Hey Da Enron-Ron -- Outsource This! -- You Must Choose -- The Blueprint -- Fujiyama Mama -- ALIENS GOT MY SISTER!! -- she don't like my gospel music -- The Depths -- Head of State -- Ghazal of Twat -- What Salvation Must Be Like After a While -- Into the Summer Sea -- Part VII -- History Gets Lost in the Matrix -- A Mighty Wind -- Grossman-ism -- Death by Cookie Cutter -- Test Time vs. Dreamtime -- The University as Sweatshop -- No Sell-Out -- Part VIII -- Real Writing -- The Saving Right to Reprove -- Our Man in Hollywood.

The Soul of a Simulacrum -- Lost and Looking -- The Wright Stuff -- A Winter's Tale -- Time Will Take You Out -- Back in the Day -- Nursing Ganesha -- Puce -- Man on the Run -- Who Killed Our Little Shani -- The God of Rough Places -- The Hidden Face -- Part IX -- Skies Over America -- Crisis of Meaning -- Citizen Jay-Z -- Waging Peace -- The War -- Part X -- Asian Fantasies -- The Ballot and the Bullet -- Rivers of Babylon -- Reality TV -- Welcome to the Reality of the Desert -- An Avuncular "No!" -- Snow White and the Seven Chumps -- Into the Breach Again -- Radicle: The Root is Women-in-Nature -- The Perils of Political Maternalism -- The Way Old Friends Do -- Reason and Revolution -- The Truman Show -- Refugees and Searchers Go to the Movies -- Now Lie in It -- Part XI -- Fathers and Sons -- "ALL BOY" -- Sisterhood Is Powerful -- Four Tough Good Byes -- Lineaments of a Promised Land -- Expat on Main Street -- Rainy Night in Europa -- Geezer Music -- Part XII -- Contributors' Notes.

First of the Year attempts to bridge the gap between radical perspectives without losing focus on the centrality of African-American culture to the national conversation. The coming together of figures like Armond White, Kate Millett, Lorenzo Thomas, Russell Jacoby, Adolph Reed, and Amiri Baraka is quite unlike what can be found in standard literary and social publications. The initial volume also deals extensively and seriously with the issue of humanism and terror, the nature of social movements, electoral and urban politics, and the musical trends of our time. In a nutshell, First of the Year is an attempt to make political arguments breathe through cultural voices. Contributors include Sheldon Wolin, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Berman, Charles Keil, and Philip Levine, among others, ensuring its ability to entertain.

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