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Maverick Voices : Conversations with Political and Cultural Rebels - Kurt Jacobsen

Maverick Voices

Conversations with Political and Cultural Rebels

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780742533967
Number Of Pages: 240

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Maverick Voices offers in-depth interviews with prominent rebels stubbornly at work in the interlacing realms of politics, literature, film, art, and psychotherapy. These highly accomplished artists and activists, who hail from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, thrived in their fields against the odds, often gaining worldwide acclaim. They shake things up, shatter barriers, and scorn taboos. These revealing conversations probe the wellsprings of their work, struggles, and achievements. In the course of going their own stubborn way, they open horizons and doors for everyone else and appeal to the maverick at play or at bay in all of us.

Kurt Jacobsen's Maverick Voices is a powerful, inspiring tribute to an honorable company of dissenters, whose wisdom and courage are vindicated every day now. -- John Pilger
Kurt Jacobsen's collection of Maverick Voices brings together fascinating interviews with top writers and thinkers of our time who dare to go against the grain. Full of illuminating insights into politics, the arts, and psychotherapy, Jacobsen's interviews and commentaries should interest all concerned with ideas and culture in the contemporary moment. -- Douglas Kellner, UCLA; author of Media Culture and Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy
Kurt Jacobsen's Maverick Voices is not to be missed by any with an interest in political and cultural challenges to the status quo. . . . [It] brings together a virtual melting pot of interviews with top modern thinkers and writers of our times who dare to confront the status quo of theories on social and political standards. * The Bookwatch *
Maverick Voices serves both as reprieve to what Studs Terkel calls 'the evil of banality' and a narrative of political and cultural renewal. Jacobsen's interviews emerge as engaging and powerful portraits that sizzle with creative insights into the arts, society, politics, and the human condition. These maverick voices are those that will serve as the enabling conditions for our cultural and political evolution. -- Peter McLaren, Honorary Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Critical Studies, Northeast Normal University, China

Introductionp. 1
"Our leaders don't yield anything to anyone in terms of ruthlessness."p. 13
"He will always look at life through the eyes of a pissed-off infantryman."p. 27
"You become politicized by understanding the whole picture."p. 47
"It's always agitators who change things."p. 65
"I learned that where art was concerned there was only one critic, just you."p. 85
"The real truth lies in comedy."p. 95
"My job I considered to be one of an educator, a propagandist, and an agitator."p. 113
"I realized how a small act of courage can save lives."p. 121
"You must always be prepared not only to surprise other people but to surprise yourself."p. 139
"Being an ostrich, in certain ways, has worked positively for me."p. 153
"Any artist has to go out and do what's true in your heart."p. 161
"Entertainment is not only or always the slickness but connecting at the human level."p. 171
"The basic story of life [is] something dangerous and beautiful."p. 181
Bruno Bettelheim, psychologist: another lookp. 193
Robert Bergman, psychiatrist
Gayle Janowitz, child care worker
"Stephen Elliot," Orthogenic School resident and author
Robert Coles, psychiatrist and author
Indexp. 227
About Kurt Jacobsenp. 237
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ISBN: 9780742533967
ISBN-10: 0742533964
Series: Logos: Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 22.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33