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Fiction
Author: Susan Hegeman
ISBN: 0691001332
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Pages 280 pages
Publisher Princeton University Press (May 17, 1999)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by Susan Hegeman


In this book, Susan Hegeman focuses on the term's history in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. She shows how, during this period, the term "culture" changed from being a technical term associated primarily with anthropology into a term of popular usage.

In this book, Susan Hegeman focuses on the term's history in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. She shows the connections between this movement of "culture" into the mainstream and the emergence of a distinctive "American culture," with its own patterns, values, and beliefs.

Hegeman's attention to complex transitions within the history of ideas and their disciplines makes this an exemplary contribution to intellectual and social history. -Marc Manganaro, Rutgers University. Extremely interesting. -James A. Boon, Princeton University.

Patterns for America book. Hegeman reveals how relativist anthropological ideas of human culture-which stressed the distance between modern centers and "primitive" peripheries-came into alliance with the evaluating judgments of artists and critics.

In this book, Susan Hegeman focuses on the term's history in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, She shows how, during this period, the term "culture" changed from being a technical term associated primarily with anthropology into a term of popular usage. She shows the connections between this movement of "culture" into the mainstream and the emergence of a distinctive "American culture, " with its own patterns, values, and beliefs.

Finding books BookSee BookSee - Download books for free. Patterns for America: Modernism and the Concept of Culture. 888 Kb. The Encyclopedia of the Novel (Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature). Peter Melville Logan, Olakunle George, Susan Hegeman, Efrain Kristal. This anthropological conception provided a spatial awareness that helped develop the notion of a specifically American "culture.

Susan Hegeman is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida and is the author of Patterns for America: Modernism and the Concept of Culture. One fee. Stacks of books.

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Patterns for America. Modernism and the Concept of Culture. Princeton university press.

In recent decades, historians and social theorists have given much thought to the concept of "culture," its origins in Western thought, and its usefulness for social analysis. In this book, Susan Hegeman focuses on the term's history in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. She shows how, during this period, the term "culture" changed from being a technical term associated primarily with anthropology into a term of popular usage. She shows the connections between this movement of "culture" into the mainstream and the emergence of a distinctive "American culture," with its own patterns, values, and beliefs.

Hegeman points to the significant similarities between the conceptions of culture produced by anthropologists Franz Boas, Edward Sapir, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead, and a diversity of other intellectuals, including Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Dwight Macdonald. Hegeman reveals how relativist anthropological ideas of human culture--which stressed the distance between modern centers and "primitive" peripheries--came into alliance with the evaluating judgments of artists and critics. This anthropological conception provided a spatial awareness that helped develop the notion of a specifically American "culture." She also shows the connections between this new view of "culture" and the artistic work of the period by, among others, Sherwood Anderson, Jean Toomer, Thomas Hart Benton, Nathanael West, and James Agee and depicts in a new way the richness and complexity of the modernist milieu in the United States.