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No Place of Grace T J Jackson Lears Draws On A Wealth Of Primary Sources Sermons, Diaries, Letters As Well As Novels, Poems, And Essays To Explore The Origins Of Turn Of The Century American Antimodernism He Examines The Retreat To The Exotic, The Pursuit Of Intense Physical Or Spiritual Experiences, And The Search For Cultural Self Sufficiency Through The Arts And Crafts Movement Lears Argues That Their Antimodern Impulse, Pervasive Than Historians Have Supposed, Was Not Simple Escapism, But Reveals Some Enduring And Recurring Tensions In American Culture It S An Understatement To Call No Place Of Grace A Brilliant Book It S The First Clear Sign I Ve Seen That My Generation, After Marching Through The 60s And Jogging Through The 70s Might Be Pausing To Examine What We Ve Learned, And To Teach It Walter Kendrick, Village Voice One Can Justly Make The Claim That No Place Of Grace Restores And Reinterprets A Crucial Part Of American History Lears S Method Is Impeccable Ann Douglas, The Nation

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • No Place of Grace
  • T.J. Jackson Lears
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 0226469700

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  1. says:

    This is a book about an irony of modern life Thanks to its very openness, modernity defined by relentless official rationality on the one hand, a universal belief in the value of free thought on the other, and boundless materialism between them seems to be inescapable, and even efforts to escape modernity actually reinforce it It may not be obvious to all readers, however, that this is Jackson Lears s message thanks in large part to the fact that the author himself is caught in the bind h This is a book about an irony of modern life Thanks to its very openness, modernity defined by relentless official rationality on the one hand, a universal belief in the value of free thought on the other, and boundless materialism between them seems to be inescapable, and even efforts to escape modernity actually reinforce it It may not be obvious to all readers, however, that this is Jackson Lears s message thanks in large part to the fact that the author himself is caught in the bind he describes Jackson Lears strongly feels the antimodern impulse himself In our time, he writes, the most profound radicalism is often the most profound conservatism xviii According to him, the dominant American culture since the late nineteenth century has been a ther...


  2. says:

    This book profoundly altered the way I think about America at the turn of the 20th century, and also how I go about writing history myself Weaving insights from psychoanalysis, sociology, literary theory, and cultural history, Lears creates a topical history that resists telling history with a simple narrative arc, even as it utilizes the narratives of the lives of exemplary figures Half history, half theory, No Place of Grace is a deeply moral work that makes a case for spirituality and the q This book profoundl...


  3. says:

    Lears explains the cultural and intellectual transformation of the period 1880 1920 as a flight from modernity and its attendant weightlessness and rationalization toward antimodern sentiment While this sort of antimodernism has routinely especially in the case of Henry Adams been seen as the last gasp of a dying world, Lears writes against this interpretation, considering turn of the century anti modernism as something new Methodologically Lears draws on a combination of Gramsci and Freud Lears explains the cultural and intellectual transformation of the period 1880 1920 as a flight from modernity and its attendant weightlessness and rationalization toward antimodern sentiment While this sort of antimodernism has routinely especially in the case of Henry Adams been seen as the last gasp of a dying world, Lears writes against this interpretation, considering turn of the century anti modernism as something new Methodologically Lears draws on a combination of Gramsci and Freud suggesting that while the American ruling class did create a dominant culture, they did so in part through unconscious or subconscious desires a deep ambivalence about autonomy vs dependency This ambivalence led the point men of the United States toward eastern mysticism, a fetishization of innocence in the form of children and of the Middle Ages and a desire for lived experience over the effete intellectual lif...


  4. says:

    Lears argues that at the turn of the 20th century antimodernist impulse was not merely cultural escapism, but a critique of the secularization and increasing bureaucracy of American life Antimodernists yearned for greater individualization and authenticity, as well a renewed spirituality Turning toward an exotic and spiritualized medieval and orientalist aesthetic, American antimodernists nurtured a therapeutic world view that was ambivalently compatible with the material progress and imperial Lears argue...


  5. says:

    In No Place of Grace, T.J Jackson Lears explores the origins and effects of the antimodernist movement in the United States around the turn of the 20th century He argues that due to the spiritual and psychological turmoil created by modernity, many intellectuals began yearning for aauthentic physical and emotional experience by embracing old ways He claims that this movement isintellectually and socially important than previously suspected, because it not only encouraged esc In No Place of Grace, T.J Jackson Lears explores the origins and effects of the antimodernist movement in the United States around the turn of the 20th century He argues that due to the spiritual and psychological turmoil created by modernity, many intellectuals began yearning for aauthentic physical and emotional experience by embracing old ...


  6. says:

    Upon a theoretical foundation that combines Gramsci s cultural hegemony with Freud s psychoanalytic focus, Lears proposes agradual and nuanced telling of the progression from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, depicting the Victorian bourgeoisie s antimodernim as constructive ambivalence, which shape...


  7. says:

    Lears writes an intellectual and psychological history of a portion of the educated American elite around the turn of the last century There he finds deep spiritual turmoil and a strain of anti modernism reaching towards and appropriating medieval, Asian, and primitive cultures The writing is thick not difficult to read, but not quick as Lears opens up ideas and individuals, as they sought therapuetic self fulfillment in experience And so while the anti modernists sought to avoid the advanc Lears wr...


  8. says:

    Theoretically intriguing but ultimately a fabulist version of history Lears hearts Gramsci, Freud, Weber, Nietzsche and all the other cool kids, but his platform, basically the Arts and Crafts Movement a...


  9. says:

    Brilliant, intermittently frustrating in its blanket assumptions, profound, sort of crabbed in style, v necessary adjustment to how you think about the 19th century America.


  10. says:

    At the risk of hyperbole, this is the greatest book on American history ever written.

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