Prompted by the always-generous encouragement of Kahlil Chaar-Pérez, I will today try to provide some of the background theoretical discussion about “disavowal” that I cut from my paper on capitalism and greed. Here, I present some attempts at definitional business, followed by the establishment of some links between disavowal and the logic of capitalism. Continue reading
We’re currently in the middle of several weeks during which a variety of posts related to the Society for U.S. Intellectual History’s recently concluded annual conference will be appearing on the blog. One of the many functions of the conference is for those of us involved in the actual business of the Society to meet face-to-face. In addition to S-USIH’s annual business meeting, bloggers who attend the conference have an (always too early-in-the-morning) breakfast in which we discuss the state of the blog. I wanted to write a quick post to note a few things that came out of the bloggers’ breakfast that are of potential interest to our readership. Continue reading
The following is the conference paper I’d planned to give at the 2014 Society of US Intellectual Historians Conference in Indianapolis. Once again, I apologize for not being able to make it, as my travel plans fell through at the last moment.
Consider this paper as a brief sketch of some key themes to consider in regards to the Rainbow Coalition of the 1980s. And, of course, keep in mind that you’ll be seeing much more about this topic down the road. –RG2