William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture (Paperback)

By Whitehead Deborah

Indiana University Press, 9780253018229, 194pp.

Publication Date: January 21, 2016

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Description

William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture focuses on the work of William James and the relationship between the development of pragmatism and its historical, cultural, and political roots in 19th-century America. Deborah Whitehead reads pragmatism through the intersecting themes of narrative, gender, nation, politics, and religion. As she considers how pragmatism helps to explain the United States to itself, Whitehead articulates a contemporary pragmatism and shows how it has become a powerful and influential discourse in American intellectual and popular culture.



About the Author

Deborah Whitehead is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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