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Manifestoes: A Study of the National Recovery Administration

Janet Lyon

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Paperback. 256 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.For more than three hundred years, manifestoes have defined the aims of radical groups, individuals, and parties while galvanizing revolutionary movements. As Janet Lyon shows, the manifesto is both a signal genre of political modernity and one of the defining forms of aesthetic modernism. Ranging from the pamphlet wars of seventeenth-century England to dyke and ACT-UP manifestoes of the 1990s, her extraordinarily accomplished book offers the first extended treatment of this influential form of discourse. Lyon demonstrates that the manifesto, usually perceived as the very model of rhetorical transparency, is in fact a complex, ideologically inflected genreone that has helped to shape modern consciousness. Lyon explores the development of the genre during periods of profound historical crisis. The French Revolution generated broadsides that became templates for the texts of Chartism, the Commune, and late-nineteenth-century anarchism, while in the twentieth century the historical avant-garde embraced a revolutionary discourse that sought in the manifestos polarizing polemics a means for disaggregating and publicizing radical artistic movements. More recently, in the manifestoes of the 1960s, the wretched of the earth called for either the full realization or the final rejection of the idea of the universal subject, paving the way for contemporary contestations of identity among second- and third-wave feminists and queer activists. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780801485916

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Title: Manifestoes: A Study of the National ...

Publisher: Cornell University Press

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Since the 17th century, manifestoes have defined the aims of radical groups, individuals and parties while galvanizing revolutionary movements. The author of this volume shows that the manifesto is both a signal genre of political modernity and one of the defining forms of aesthetic modernism. Ranging from the pamphlet wars of 17th-century England to dyke and ACT-UP manifestoes of the 1990s, her text offers an extended treatment of this influential form of discourse. Lyon demonstrates that the manifesto, usually perceived as the very model of rhetoric transparency, is in fact a complex, ideologically inflected genre - one that has helped to shape modern consciousness. Lyon explores the development of the genre during periods of profound historical crisis. The French Revolution generated broadsides that became templates for the texts of Chartism, the Commune and late-19th-century anarchism, while in the 20th century, the historical avant-garde embraced a revolutionary discourse that sought in the manifesto's polarizing polemics a means for disaggregating and publicizing radical artistic movements. More recently, she argues, in the manifestoes of the 1960s, the wretched of the earth called for either the full realization of the final rejection of the idea of the universal subject, paving the way for contemporary contestations of identity among second- and third-wave feminists and queer activists.

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