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“In a time when knowledgeable activity amidst uncertainty is more important than ever, this kind of scholarly work on rhetoric feels deeply necessary, as we need to know much more about how we got here, and what to do now.”—Daniel M. Gross, author of Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion Between Science and the Humanities
“As the prospects of contemporary democracy are uncertain, readers may appreciate Nathan Crick’s nuanced discussion of Dewey’s critique of individualism, which weakened community bonds and constricted political engagement. . . . In many ways, this is a timely book.”
—Robert Asen, author of Democracy, Deliberation, and Education
“For my country, the Netherlands Carillon is a symbol of gratitude for the role the U.S. played during and after World War II. It’s a beacon of the lasting friendship between our countries that goes back more than four hundred years. Studying the origin of the carillon serves as a constant reminder that we need to cherish this relationship, and I welcome the effort Diederik Oostdijk undertook to shine new light on this historic monument that stands tall over Washington, D.C.”
—Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States
“Stephanie Paulsell takes our appreciation of Virginia Woolf’s religious sensibilities to a new level. An important read for Woolf scholars, this book also demonstrates her significance for anyone interested in the spiritual value of literature.”
—Jane de Gay, author of Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture
Why do you think fascism is having a revival?
I was a teenager in the 1980s when pop culture was dominated by a rather one-dimensional myth of constant progress through the heroism of “Economic Man” climbing the ladder of capital investment. We were the generation of Wall Street and “The Secret of My Success” (1987). My children’s generation is taught that the greatest challenge is to avoid climate catastrophe and that the cause for the grotesque inequalities in the world are largely due to the actions of those same 1980s heroes. For those still caught up in the 1980s mythology, the sudden turnaround leaves them feeling as if the world has gone insane. Everything they were taught to value is now being seen as the root cause of cultural, environmental, and political disaster. It is natural in such a situation to push back against those limits and assert one’s “traditional” identity. Fascism simply represents the techniques for mobilizing mass resentment against the sudden imposition of limits upon a group that has been made to believe their destiny is unlimited. Fascism will appear whenever there are generations who feel resentful because they have been denied what they feel to be their inheritance.
Melanie Loehwing’s Homeless Advocacy and the Rhetorical Construction of the Civic Home is a winner of the 2019 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association.
Samuel N. Rosenberg’s translation of Robert the Devil is longlisted for the National Translation Awards for Poetry from the American Literary Translators Association.
Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France by Sarah Horowitz.
In Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France, Sarah Horowitz brings together the political and cultural history of post-revolutionary France to illuminate how French society responded to and recovered from the upheaval of the French Revolution. The Revolution led to a heightened sense of distrust and divided the nation along ideological lines. In the wake of the Terror, many began to. . . (more)
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association has awarded two articles from Pacific Coast Philology 53.2 with the Outstanding Article Award. Both articles are free to read on JSTOR through Sept. 2020!
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