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The Resource Intimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Intimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

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Intimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse
Title
Intimate strangers
Title remainder
Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse
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Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought in American political discourse after World War II, yet none of them was American, which proved crucial to their ways of arguing and reasoning both in and out of the American context. In an effort to convince their audiences they were American enough, these thinkers deployed deft rhetorical strategies that made their cosmopolitanism feel acceptable, inspiring radical new approaches to longstanding problems in American politics. Speaking like natives, they also exploited their foreignness to entice listeners to embrace alternative modes of thought. Intimate Strangers unpacks this "stranger ethos, " a blend of detachment and involvement that manifested in the persona of a prophet for Solzhenitsyn, an impartial observer for Arendt, a mentor for Marcuse, and a victim for Said. Yet despite its many successes, the stranger ethos did alienate many audiences, and critics continue to dismiss these thinkers not for their positions but because of their foreign point of view. This book encourages readers to reject this kind of critical xenophobia, throwing support behind a political discourse that accounts for the ideals of citizens and noncitizens alike.--
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1970-
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Ritivoi, Andreea Deciu
Dewey number
320.97309049
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Marcuse, Herbert
  • Solzhenit−Łsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich
  • Said, Edward W.
  • Politics and culture
  • Intellectuals
  • Rhetoric
  • United States
Label
Intimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The stranger persona -- Hannah Arendt : the thinker and the American republic -- Herbert Marcuse's German revolution in America -- Cold war prophesies : Alexander Solzhenitsyn and mythological America -- Edward Said and the clash of identities -- Conclusion : friendship with strangers
Control code
FIEb17603985
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780231168687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 019874055
  • (OCoLC)880374750
Label
Intimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The stranger persona -- Hannah Arendt : the thinker and the American republic -- Herbert Marcuse's German revolution in America -- Cold war prophesies : Alexander Solzhenitsyn and mythological America -- Edward Said and the clash of identities -- Conclusion : friendship with strangers
Control code
FIEb17603985
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780231168687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 019874055
  • (OCoLC)880374750

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