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The Resource Facing the other : ethical disruption and the American mind, Linda Bolton, (electronic resource)

Facing the other : ethical disruption and the American mind, Linda Bolton, (electronic resource)

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Facing the other : ethical disruption and the American mind
Title
Facing the other
Title remainder
ethical disruption and the American mind
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Linda Bolton
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Language
eng
Summary
Linda Bolton uses six extraordinarily resonant moments in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American history to highlight the ethical challenge that the treatment of Native and African persons presented to the new republic's ideal of freedom. Most daringly, she examines the efficacy of the Declaration of Independence as a revolutionary text and explores the provocative question "What happens when freedom eclipses justice, when freedom breeds injustice?" Guided by the intellectual influence of philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, Bolton asserts that the traditional subject-centered -- or "I" -- concept of freedom is dependent on the transcendent presence of the "Other," and thus freedom becomes a privilege subordinate to justice. There can be no authentic freedom as long as others, whether Native American or African, are reduced from full human beings to concepts and thus properties of control or power. An eloquent and thoughtful rereading of the U.S. touchstones of democracy, this book argues forcefully for an ethical understanding of American literary history
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Midwest
Dewey number
172/.0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Horizons in theory and American culture
Target audience
adult
Label
Facing the other : ethical disruption and the American mind, Linda Bolton, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807146170
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11794478
Specific material designation
remote
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11794478
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(MWT)MWT11794478
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Facing the other : ethical disruption and the American mind, Linda Bolton, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807146170
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11794478
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11794478
System control number
(MWT)MWT11794478
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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