The Post-Liberal Imagination

Political Scenes from the American Cultural Landscape

  • Authors
  • Bruce Baum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-257

About this book


In The Post-Liberal Imagination , Bruce Baum approaches American liberalism 'in a critical spirit' by examining the relationship between popular culture and politics. The book analyzes movies, television, and popular music to rethink the liberal views of democracy, equality, racism, dissent, and animal rights in the Bush-Obama era.


Critical Theory liberalism Lionel Trilling fear culture industry popular culture ideology equality democracy race racism whiteness President Barack Obama environmentalism animals rights imagination education movies: 12 Years a Slave The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Rises critical theory culture politics television

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