All that is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity

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Verso, 1983 - Civilization, Modern - 383 pages
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This book develops the idea that Modernity's defining characteristic is that of continual reassertion of ambivalence. In light of this argument the author revisits writers such as Goethe, Marx and Dostoevsky adding new dimensions to them all as well as to our understanding of Modernity.
  

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A dazzling account of the impact and meaning of modernity. Berman's depth of understanding, his erudition and his ability to convey the range of emotional and intellectual responses to modernity is ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
13
The Tragedy of Development
37
Marx Modernism
87
Innovative SelfDestruction
98
The Unaccommodated Man
105
The Metamorphosis of Values
111
Modernism in the Streets
131
The Modernism of Underdevelopment
173
Some Notes on
287
A Shout in the Street
312
Bringing It All Back Home
329
Notes
349
Index
371
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Marshall Berman is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at City College of New York and CCNY Graduate Center, where he teaches political theory and urban studies. He writes frequently for The Nation and The Village Voice, and serves on the editorial board of Dissent. He is the author of The Politics of Authenticity; All That Is Sold Melts into Air; and On the Town.

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