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Transcendental Resistance
The New Americanists and Emerson's Challenge
Johannes Voelz

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Abbreviations
• Introduction
• EMERSON AND REPRESENTATION
• The New Americanists and Representation: Between Interpellation and Reification
• The New Americanists and Postparadigmatic American Studies
• The Crews-Pease Debate
• The New Americanist Emerson: Empty Signification and the In-Between
• Representing Potentiality
• Emerson as Lecturer
• Emerson’s Theory of Representation
• Receptivity and Expression
• EMERSON AND IDENTITY
• The New Americanists and the Violence of Identity
• The New Americanists and the Debate over Identity
• Emerson and His Emersonian Critics
• Denials of Reciprocity
• Identity and the Parsimonious Recognition of “Friendship”
• Identity, Recognition, and Approbation
• The Masochism of the Double Standard
• Weak Time
• “Friendship” and Textual Recognition
• EMERSON AND THE NATION
• New Americanist Turns: Empire, Transnationalism, and Utopianism
• Empire Criticism
• The Transnational Turn
• Emerson’s Organicist Nationalism
• Nationalism as Idealist Organicism
• The Critique of Materialism and the Two Cosmopolitanisms
• Kossuth and the Politics of Abstraction
• Epilogue
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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