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The Resource Civilization : how we all became American, Régis Debray ; translated by David Fernbach

Civilization : how we all became American, Régis Debray ; translated by David Fernbach

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Civilization : how we all became American
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Civilization
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how we all became American
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Régis Debray ; translated by David Fernbach
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How we all became American
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  • fre
  • eng
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In 1900, an American of taste was a European in exile; in 2000, a trendy European is a frustrated American—or one waiting for a visa. 0Régis Debray explores America’s global cultural ascendancy in this provocative and witty analysis of our contemporary condition. Whereas Europe once foregrounded the importance of time and writing, America is a civilization of spectacle and kinetics, blind to the tragic complexities of human life. A measure of America’s success is how its jargon has been adopted by European languages, but there is much more than that to the States’ infiltration into all aspects of modern life. For Debray, the dominance of American civilization is a historical fait accompli. Yet he envisions a sanctuary for the best of Europe modelled on Vienna at the cusp of the twentieth century, where art and literature flowered in the rich soil of a decaying empire. For decades to come, Europe can still offer a rich cultural seedbed. "Some will call it decadence," writes Debray, "others liberation. Why not both?" --
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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  • Civilization, Modern
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Civilization : how we all became American, Régis Debray ; translated by David Fernbach
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Originally published: Paris : Gallimard. Civilisation: comment nous sommes devenus Américains
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on1085941932
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22 cm
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xi, 175 pages
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9781788734035
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(OCoLC)1085941932
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Civilization : how we all became American, Régis Debray ; translated by David Fernbach
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Paris : Gallimard. Civilisation: comment nous sommes devenus Américains
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1085941932
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 175 pages
Isbn
9781788734035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085941932

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