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Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life

David W. Noble


While other scholars have demonstrated that the global marketplace is timeful and complex and not timeless and simple, my book is unique because I analyze how four academic groups-historians, economists, literary critics–and ecologist have responded to the failure of the prophecy of a new world. I am not aware of other scholarship that makes comparisons and contrasts among these four academic groups. I demonstrate that because of the long segregations of the physical sciences from the humanities and social science, historians, literary critics, and economists in the 1990s were not aware that t ... More

Keywords: American studies, Cultural studies, Intellectual history, Timeful and timeless space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680580
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680580.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W. Noble, author
Professor Emeritus, American Studies, University of Minnesota