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Pragmatic Modernism

Lisi Schoenbach


Modernism has long been understood as a radical repudiation of the past. Reading against the narrative of modernism-as-break, this book traces an alternative strain of modernist thought that grows out of pragmatist philosophy and is characterized by its commitment to gradualism, continuity, and recontextualization. It rediscovers a distinctive response to the social, intellectual, and artistic transformations of modernity in the work of Henry James, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Dewey, and William James. These thinkers share an institutionally-grounded approach to ... More

Keywords: habit, prediction, institution, recontextualization, Pragmatism, modernism, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Proust, John Dewey

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389845
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisi Schoenbach, author
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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