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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

David Noble Book Reading at The Bookhouse

Author and Professor Emeritus David Noble will be reading excerpts from his new book Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and Fragmentation of Intellectual Life at The Bookhouse in Dinkytown on Sunday, November 11th from 2:00-4:00pm.

Please join author and University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus David Noble at The Book House in Minneapolis in November for a book event for his new book, Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life, just published this month by the University of Minnesota Press. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think would be interested in attending.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
2:00-4:00 PM
The Book House
429 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served
David W. Noble explains that modern people assume there will be perpetual economic growth because such a utopian conviction is the necessary foundation for bourgeois culture. Noble exposes the cost of the segregation of the physical sciences from the humanities and social sciences, while demonstrating the required movement of the humanities toward the ecological vision of a single, interconnected world.
DEBATING THE END OF HISTORY: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life
by David W. Noble
Foreword by David R. Roediger
University of Minnesota Press | 224 pages | October 2012
ISBN 978-0-8166-8059-7 | Paperback | $25.00
For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's webpage:
David W. Noble is professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including Death of a Nation: American Culture and the End of Exceptionalism (Minnesota, 2002) and The End of American History: Democracy, Capitalism, and the Metaphor of Two Worlds in Anglo-American Historical Writing, 1880-1980 (Minnesota, 1985).
"An account of [Noble's] break not just with bourgeois economics but with the progressive mythology of humanity's forward march out of history into stable societies reliant on endless economic expansion." --Bookforum
"This is a major book by an important American studies scholar who takes a long view of U.S. and transnational history and culture while making important connections to significant contemporary ideas and movements such as neoliberalism and Tea Party politics. David W. Noble makes a compelling case for the continuing significance of the metaphor of two worlds for understanding the neoliberal disorder around us." --Shelley Streeby
Click here for an event flyer.