Walter Benn Michaels

Walter Benn Michaels has just completed a new book, The Beauty of a Social Problem; Photography, Autonomy and Political Economy, forthcoming in Spring 2015 from the University of Chicago Press. He is the author of The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality, The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History, Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism, and The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism.


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Is Life Worth Living?

Walter Benn Michaels explains his reservations about Martin Hägglund's "This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom."...


Black and White

Insofar as poverty is the problem, Warren argues, history has nothing to do with the solution....


What Was African American Literature? A Symposium
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