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Situation critical : critique, theory, and early American studies

Title
Situation critical : critique, theory, and early American studies / Max Cavitch & Brian Connolly, eds.
ISBN
1478059303
9781478059301
9781478030317
1478030313
9781478026082
1478026081
Publication
Durham : Duke University Press, 2024.
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 296 pages) : illustrations
Local Notes
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Notes
Description based on print version record.
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Summary
"The contributors to Situation Critical argue for the continued importance of critique to Early American studies, pushing back against both reductivist neo-empiricism and so-called postcritique. Bringing together essays by a diverse group of historians and literary scholars, editors Max Cavitch and Brian Connolly demonstrate that critique is about acknowledging that we are never simply writing better or worse accounts of the past, but accounts of the present as well. The contributors examine topics ranging from the indeterminacy of knowledge and history to Black speculative writing and nineteenth-century epistemology, the role of the unconscious in settler colonialism, and early American writing about masturbation, repression, religion, and secularism and their respective influence on morality. The contributors also offer vital new interpretations of major lines of thought in the history of critique-especially those relating to Freud and Foucault-that will be valuable both for scholars of Early American studies and for scholars of the humanities and interpretive social sciences more broadly. Contributors. Max Cavitch, Brian Connolly, Matthew Crow, John J. Garcia, Christopher Looby, Michael Meranze, Mark J. Miller, Justine S. Murison, Britt Rusert, Ana Schwartz, Joan Wallach Scott, Jordan Alexander Stein"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
e-Duke books scholarly collection 2024. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Situation critical. Durham : Duke University Press, 2024
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 02, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Situation Critical / Max Cavitch and Brian Connolly
Theory for Early America
Psychoanalysis and the Indeterminacy of History / Joan W. Scott
Foucault's Oedipus / Michael Meranze
Subjects of Early America
Annoyances, Tolerable and Intolerable / Ana Schwartz
Michael Wigglesworth's Queer Orthography / Christopher Looby
George Whitefield's Sexual Character / Mark J. Miller
Fantastical Realism
Secularism, Hypocrisy, and the Afterlives of Thomas Paine / Justine S. Murison
No Matter: Persisting Rationalisms in Antebellum Black Thought / Britt Rusert
Queering Abolition / Jordan Alexander Stein
Power, Knowledge, Justice
Equity in the Time of Moby-Dick / Matthew Crow
Antebellum or Interbellum? / John J. Garcia.
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
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