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|Title:||Carey McWilliams, the Public Intellectual: Reflections on his work on citizenship and culture||Authors:||Canelo, Maria José||Issue Date:||Feb-2011||Publisher:||Centro de Estudos Sociais||Serial title, monograph or event:||Oficina do CES||Volume:||362||Place of publication or event:||Coimbra||Abstract:||Even though Carey McWilliams remains fairly unknown, his activism and critical thinking span nearly fifty years of United States’ history and culture. A lawyer, cultural critic, writer, journalist and social historian, and also the editor of the left-wing magazine Nation for over two decades, McWilliams’s critique identifies him easily as a public intellectual. He combined his legal experience with cultural criticism and committed himself to the reinvention of legal concepts and practices, which is one of the aspects I stress in this paper. In this, I see him as anticipating, among others, very actual debates, such as that on legal activism. While presenting a broad overview of his criticism of culture, this paper will attempt a closer look into the development of what he called his ‘legal imagination’.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10316/32605||ISSN:||2182-7966||Rights:||openAccess|
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