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Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America
Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America

Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America

Dave Tell
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Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America

Dave Tell
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Confessional Crises and Cultural Politics in Twentieth-Century America revolutionizes how we think about confession and its ubiquitous place in American culture. It argues that the sheer act of labeling a text a confession has become one of the most powerful, and most overlooked, forms of intervening in American cultural politics. In the twentieth century alone, the genre of confession has profoundly shaped (and been shaped by) six of America’s most intractable cultural issues: sexuality, class, race, violence, religion, and democracy.

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Publisher
Penn State University Press
Year
2012
ISBN
9780271060248
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Rhetoric

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