Meta Mendel-Reyes provides a critical look at our fascination with the sixties, discusses the ways in which democratic participation was at the heart of sixties politics, and explores the interrelationship between the history and memory of the sixties and contemporary democratic politics. Mendel-Reyes stresses that if told properly, the story of the sixties could help open our eyes to the possibility that ordinary people can take democratic action and do have the ability to make a difference in nineties politics. In a time of cynicism about the American government's ability to solve the crises of inequality, poverty and racism, Mendel-Reyes puts the decline of political participation in historical context and provides hope for the coming decades.In this strategy, intellectual diversity could drive cultural diversity within the academy, and could provide a critical basis for its ... Notes This essay took shape before audiences at Bryn Mawr College, at Rutgers, and at the University of Illinois.
|Title||:||Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies|
|Author||:||Cary Nelson, Dilip Gaonkar|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-10-28|