Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

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The idea of a common American culture has been in retreat for a generation or more. Arguments emphasizing difference have discredited the grand synthetic studies that marginalized groups and perspectives at odds with the master narrative. Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture is a fresh attempt to revitalize an interpretive overview. It seeks to recuperate a central tradition while simultaneously recognizing how much that tradition has occluded. The book focuses on the American zeal for knowing ...

Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture 2006, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195313246

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Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture 2003, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195157765

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