The Resource Reluctant modernism : American thought and culture, 1880-1900, George Cotkin

Reluctant modernism : American thought and culture, 1880-1900, George Cotkin

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Reluctant modernism : American thought and culture, 1880-1900
Title
Reluctant modernism
Title remainder
American thought and culture, 1880-1900
Statement of responsibility
George Cotkin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the last two decades of the nineteenth century Americans were faced with the challenges--and the uncertainties--of a new era. The comfortable Victorian values of continuity, progress, and order clashed with the unsettling modern notions of constant change, relative truth, and chaos. Attempting to embrace the intellectual challenges of modernism, American thinkers of the day were yet reluctant to welcome the wholesale rejection of the past and destruction of traditional values. In Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880-1900, George Cotkin surveys the intellectual life of this crucial transitional period. His story begins with the Darwinian controversies, since the mainstream of American culture was just beginning to come to grips with the implications of the Origin of Species, published in 1859. Cotkin demonstrates the effects of this shift in thinking on philosophy, anthropology, and the newly developing field of psychology. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of these fields, he explicates, in terms easily accessible to the general reader the essential tenets of such major thinkers and writers as William James, Franz Boas, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henry Adams, and Kate Chopin. Cotkin devotes careful consideration to the underlying assumptions of racism that culminated in the s̀eparate but equal' doctrine, the struggles of women to combat the pseudoscientific arguments relegating them to the domestic sphere, and the attempts of self-appointed custodians of culture to create a morally improving public culture that would counteract the decadent influence of consumerism
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1950-
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Cotkin, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.C785 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Kultur
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Geestesgeschiedenis
Label
Reluctant modernism : American thought and culture, 1880-1900, George Cotkin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "tangled bank" of evolution and religion -- The experiences of American philosophy -- Anthropology, progress, and racism -- Woman as intellectual and artist -- Consuming culture -- The American fin de siècle
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780805790542
Lccn
91034316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24429967
Label
Reluctant modernism : American thought and culture, 1880-1900, George Cotkin
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
The "tangled bank" of evolution and religion -- The experiences of American philosophy -- Anthropology, progress, and racism -- Woman as intellectual and artist -- Consuming culture -- The American fin de siècle
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780805790542
Lccn
91034316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24429967

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