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Beyond Solidarity : Pragmatism and Difference in a Globalized World - Giles B. Gunn

Beyond Solidarity

Pragmatism and Difference in a Globalized World

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780226310640
Number Of Pages: 258

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Beyond Solidarity is an impassioned argument for a sharable morality in a world increasingly fractured along lines of difference. Giles Gunn asks how human solidarity can be reconceived when its expressions have become increasingly exceptionalist and outmoded, and when the pressures of globalization divide as much as they unify.
He finds the terms for answering these questions in a more inclusive, cosmopolitan pragmatism—one willing to explore fundamental values without recourse to absolutist arguments. Drawing on the work of William and Henry James, John Dewey, Primo Levi, Richard Rorty, and many others, as well as postcolonial writing, Jewish literature of the Holocaust, and the cultural and religious experience of African Americans in slavery, Gunn points pragmatism in a transnational direction and shows how it can better account for the consequences of diversity. Beyond Solidarity, then, is a study of the difference that difference makes in a globalized world.

Introduction
Rethinking Solidarity
Multiculturalism, Mourning, and the Colonial Legacy of the Americas: Towards a New Pragmatics of Cross- and Intercultural Criticism
Rethinking Human Solidarity in an Age of Globalism
Jamesian Matters
William James and the Globalization of Pragmatism
Pragmatism and The American Scene
Pragmatist Rereadings
Religion, Rorty, and te Recent Revival of Pragmatism
Rhetorical Pragmatism and the Question of the Historical
The Pragmativs of the Aesthetic
Beyond Solidarity
Beyond Solidarity
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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ISBN: 9780226310640
ISBN-10: 0226310647
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35