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Appiah, Anthony

Works: 243 works in 831 publications in 8 languages and 35,617 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Performer, Annotator, pan
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Most widely held works by Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism : ethics in a world of strangers by Anthony Appiah( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on a wide range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy, to examine the imaginary boundaries people have drawn around themselves and other cultures and to challenge people to redraw those boundaries and appreciate the connections between people of different cultures, religions, and nations
The dictionary of global culture by Anthony Appiah( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Urdu and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The global citizen's guide to culture, emphasizing the achievement of the non-Western world -- what every American needs to know as we enter the next century."--Cover
Experiments in ethics by Anthony Appiah( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This this book, the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah explores how the new empirical moral psychology relates to the age-old project of philosophical ethics."--Jacket
In my father's house : Africa in the philosophy of culture by Anthony Appiah( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa's intellectuals have long been engaged in a conversation among themselves and with Europeans and Americans about what it means to be African. At the heart of these debates on African identity are the seminal works of politicians, creative writers, and philosophers from Africa and its diaspora. In this book, Appiah asks how we should think about the cultural situation of these intellectuals, reading their works in the context both of European and American ideas and of Africa's own indigenous traditions." "Appiah draws on his experiences as a Ghanaian in the New World to explore the writings of African and African-American thinkers. In the process, he contributes his own vision of the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." "Setting out to dismantle the specious oppositions between "us" and "them," the West and the Rest, that have governed so much of the cultural debate about Africa in the modern world, Appiah maintains that all of us, wherever we live on the planet, must explore together the relations between our local cultures and an increasingly global civilization. Appiah combines philosophical analysis with more personal reflections, addressing the major issues in the philosophy of culture through an exploration of the contemporary African predicament."--Jacket
The honor code : how moral revolutions happen by Anthony Appiah( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intertwining philosophy and historical narrative, Appiah has created a remarkably dramatic work, which demonstrates that honor is the driving force in the struggle against man's inhumanity to man--and the foundation of democractic movements such as the emancipation of women, slaves, and the oppressed
Toni Morrison : critical perspectives past and present( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison has been described by the New York Times as "the closest thing the country has to a national writer." Her third novel, Song of Solomon, earned her the National Book Critics Circle and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awards, and was the first novel written by an African-American writer to be selected for the Book-of-the-Month club since Richard Wright's Native Son. With six published novels, two anthologies, a volume of literary criticism, plays, and other published works behind her, she is one of the most celebrated American writers of her time. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writes in the preface of Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, coedited with K.A. Appiah, that "Morrison's greatest capacities as a writer are her ability to create a densely lyrical narrative texture that is instantly recognizable as her own, and to make of the particularity of the African-American 'experience' the basis for a representation of humanity tout court." These critical perspectives are reviews from the popular press, essays - by such noted scholars and authors as Houston A. Baker, Jr., author of Workings of the Spirits, and Roberta Rubenstein, author of Boundaries of the Self - and interviews with Morrison that present her own perspective. This unique and revealing collection, which also includes a chronology of her life and career, offers insight and information useful to academic and lay readers alike. The critical essays explain how Morrison's work is influenced by writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Faulkner, and James Baldwin; by Biblical scripture; and by Black music and speech rituals. They examine why Morrison's writing is "at once difficult and popular," says Gates. When Sara Blackburn reviewed Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, for the New York Times, she wrote that the novelist "reaped the benefits of a growing middle-class women's movement that was just beginning to acknowledge the reality of its black and poor sisters. As a result, her novel probably attracted more attention than it otherwise might have in the publishing industry and reviewers." The factors of her success are debatable, but most agree that her place in the pantheon of the world's greatest literary figures is guaranteed
The ethics of identity by Anthony Appiah( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality: in the past couple of decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to such collective identities. They clamor for recognition and respect, sometimes at the expense of other things we value. But to what extent do "identities" constrain our freedom, our ability to make an individual life, and to what extent do they enable our individuality? In this work, philosopher and African Studies scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah draws on thinkers through the ages and across the globe to explore such questions." "The Ethics of Identity takes seriously both the claims of individuality - the task of making a life - and the claims of identity, these large and often abstract social categories through which we define ourselves."--Jacket
Alice Walker : critical perspectives past and present( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Walker has been honored with most of the major literary awards - including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple - clearly establishing her among the giants of American literature. She has achieved critical and commercial success not only through her five published novels, but for her short stories, poetry, essays, and other writings, and for a top-grossing feature film based on her first best-selling novel. She is among the few contemporary American literary figures who are studied in colleges and universities, and she has become a household name. Renowned scholars of African-American literature Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and K.A. Appiah have brought together reviews "drawn from newspapers and popular magazines to show Walker's accomplishments in the eyes of her literary contemporaries," writes Gates, along with a "range of scholarly response." A self-described womanist, Alice Walker has a following not only among women of color, to whom much of her work is addressed, but among women and men of all ethnicities in the academic and lay communities as well. This unique and revealing collection includes the points of view of writers such as Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces; New York Times book critic Mel Watkins; Barbara Christian, author of Black Feminist Criticism; bell hooks, author of Black Looks; and others who represent the many and varied people who are influenced and affected by her work. In "To Try Men's Souls" Robert Coles writes, "Alice Walker is a fighter as well as a meditative poet and lyrical novelist. She has taken part in the struggles her people have waged, and also knows the struggles they must yet face in this greatest of the world's democracies. Mary Helen Washington, editor of Black-eyed Susans and Memory of Kin, expresses her belief that "the true empathy Alice Walker has for the oppressed woman comes through in all her writings - stories, essays, poems, novels." Though Walker is described as a "lavishly gifted writer," she is also subjected to respectful criticism. Alice Hall Petry, author of Understanding Anne Tyler, says, "As a short story writer, Alice Walker seems to alternate between presenting editorials as fiction, experimenting with the short story as a recognized literary form, and rather self-consciously writing 'conventional' short stories. At best the results are mixed." The essays, reviews, a chronology, and two interviews with Alice Walker (in which she discusses her "craft") help Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present reveal the many dimensions of this fascinating writer and offer a unique way of appreciating and celebrating her work and the profound impact it has on her and on her students, peers, and readers around the world
Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more
Color conscious : the political morality of race by Anthony Appiah( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gutmann examines alternative political responses to racial injustice. She argues that American politics cannot be fair to all citizens by being color blind because American society is not color blind. Fairness, not color blindness, is a fundamental principle of justice. Whether policies should be color conscious, class conscious, or both in particular situations, depends on an open-minded assessment of their fairness and their capacity to move us closer to a society with liberty and justice for all. Exploring timely issues of university admissions, corporate hiring, and political representation, Gutmann develops a moral perspective that supports a commitment to constitutional democracy. Appiah and Gutmann write candidly and carefully, presenting many-faceted interpretations of a host of controversial issues. Instead of supplying simple answers to complex questions, they offer - to citizens of every color - principled starting points for the ongoing national discussions about race
Richard Wright : critical perspectives past and present( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1940s, when Richard Wright published his best-selling Native Son, he has been one of the most widely read writers of his time and after. Many of Wright's stories were accounts of racially motivated violence that shocked the public at the time of publication and forced his readers to be aware of the horrors of racism in America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and K.A. Appiah, editors of Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, selected reviews of Wright's work by his contemporaries and colleagues, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, and Alain Locke - figures who now stand on their own in literary history. The editors join these reviews with essays by present-day scholars such as Houston Baker, Jr., author of Working of the Spirit and The Journey Back; Claudia Tate, author of Black Women Writers at Work; and Herbert Leibowitz, author of Fabricating Lives. This collection looks not only at Wright's seminal works of fiction, but at his nonfiction and autobiographical writings as well. Black Boy, published in 1945, is the first volume of Wright's autobiography and is "if not Wright's biggest book, it is perhaps his best, and surely his best written," according to Dan McCall of American Poetry Review. The second volume, American Hunger, he said, "deserved high marks for the quality of its prose, but lacks the brutal intensity of the Southern context to give that writing its coherence and sustained power ... American Hunger extends Black Boy without enlarging it." Students and fans of Wright cannot fully appreciate him as a writer or a man without acknowledging his political as well as literary life. Wright was a part of the communist movement and an expatriate. Claudia Tate wrote in the College Language Association journal that "when The Outsider appeared in 1953, even many of Wright's most supportive critics were disappointed by what they perceived to be the intrusion of his politics on his art. They contended that the novel was a literary contrivance based on foreign philosophy and left-wing political theory." Wright made direct connections between his political work and his artistic work. "Through a Marxist conception of reality and society the maximum degree of freedom in thought and feeling can be gained for the Negro writer," he said. Marxism, though, was no panacea for Wright; controversy followed him in that arena as well as every other he entered - from Mississippi to Europe and Africa. Wright drew on and opened himself up to many experiences at home and abroad as a writer and a man. From the publication of "Superstition" in Abbott's Monthly Magazine in 1931 until his death in 1960 and after, when both Eight Men and American Hunger were published, his accomplishments transcended the national and racial boundaries that were the grist for his creative mill. The enduring popularity of Richard Wright among lay readers and the academic community alike insures that Richard Wright: Critical Perspectives Past and Present is an important addition to the body of American literary criticism and the newly launched Amistad Literary Series, which is devoted to literary criticism and fiction by and about African-American writers
Langston Hughes : critical perspectives past and present( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Known by many as the "poet laureate of the American Negro" and by others as "Shakespeare in Harlem," Langston Hughes is one of America's most read and quoted poets. In the Preface to this important and unique collection of reviews and essays, scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writes: "Between 1926, when he published his pioneering The Weary Blues, to 1967, the year of his death, when he published The Panther and the Lash, Hughes would write sixteen books of poems, two novels, seven collections of short stories, two autobiographies, five works of nonfiction, and nine children's books; he would edit nine anthologies of poetry, folklore, short fiction, and humor." He also published translations of various international writers' works and wrote more than thirty plays." "Critically acclaimed authors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and K.A. Appiah selected reviews and essays for Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and Present representing the key critical perspectives on Hughes's work. It includes critiques by Countee Cullen and Jessie Fauset of The Weary Blues and Richard Wright of The Big Sea, Carl Van Vechten's reaction to Simple Takes a Wife and James Baldwin's scathing review of Selected Poems." ""Here is a poet with whom to reckon, to experience, and here and there, with that apologetic feeling of presumption that should companion all criticism, to quarrel," wrote Countee Cullen in Opportunity magazine (February 1926). "What has always struck me forcibly in reading Mr. Hughes' poems has been their utter spontaneity and expression of unique personality."" "Among Hughes's peers and readers who had occasion to quarrel with him are J. Saunders Redding, who reviewed One-Way Ticket in 1949: "It is not easy to say that a favorite poet's latest book is a sorry falling off. It is not easy to declare that 'One-Way Ticket' is stale, flat, and spiritless.""
Zora Neale Hurston : critical perspectives past and present( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora Neale Hurston is a literary legend. One of the leading forces of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston was also one of the most widely acclaimed Black authors in America from the mid twenties to the mid forties. She faded into obscurity in the subsequent decades, but literary figures and scholars in the 1970s revived her work and introduced a whole generation to her brilliance. Today she is the most widely taught Black woman writer in the canon of American literature. Born in the all-Black town of Eatonville, Florida, of which her father was mayor, Hurston was intensely proud. She became the first Black student at Barnard College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology. She conducted significant research, interviews, and fieldwork relating to Black cultures of the United States and the Caribbean. In her writings, instead of bemoaning the frustrations of the Black experience, Hurston chose to celebrate the many cultures of her people as well as the richness of their verbal expressions. Although Hurston died poor and forgotten in 1960, the visibility of the feminist movement and the interest of women writers such as Alice Walker - who was responsible for providing a headstone for Hurston's unmarked grave in 1974 - were instrumental in reestablishing Hurston's place in African-American literature. Hurston's life and work are revealed through the reviews and essays contained in Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and K.A. Appiah have chosen reviews of her works from such important publications of her days as The Crisis, New Masses, New Republic, the New York Herald Tribune, The New York Times Book Review, Opportunity, and Saturday Review of Literature. Hurston's first novel, Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934), earned comments ranging from "most vital" to "a disappointment," although the reviewers consistently praised her use of dialect and language. This unique collection includes reviews of Mules and Men (1935), the first collection of African-American folklore published by an African American. Their Eyes Were Watching God, her 1973 novel that addressed a woman's desire for independence and individuality, was favorably reviewed by Alain Locke, the first Black Rhodes scholar and one of Hurston's professors at Howard University, and unfavorably reviewed by Richard Wright, who testily complained that the book was addressed to a white audience. The autobiographical Dust Tracks On a Road (1942) was received favorably, with comments on Hurston's "gutsy language." Reviews of Seraph on the Suwanne, Hurston's 1948 novel featuring primarily white characters, are also included, as well as those of earlier works such as Tell My Horses and Moses, Man of the Mountain. The essays presented here were published between 1982 and 1992 by academics, authors, and critics. They provide discussions and analysis, at greater length, of such factors as Hurston's language, characters, voice, and her ability to reflect the reality of Black women's lives
Gloria Naylor : critical perspectives past and present( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria Naylor's first published book of fiction won her the American Book Award. The Women of Brewster Place was a dramatic launch for a successful literary career that is still on the ascendant. Like Alice Walker, Naylor has earned a reputation associated with both critical and commercial success; she is respected in academic circles and acknowledged in the world of popular culture. Both have had a best-selling novel translated into successful movies. Both are recognized as well for speaking out for the rights of women and on other social issues. Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present documents the contributions of her work to the African-American and American literary traditions. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and K.A. Appiah collected reviews that, Gates says, "attest to Naylor's important, if sometimes controversial, place in the expanding canon of American letters." Culled from newspapers and magazines, reviews from writers such as Donna Rifkind have identified her as having a "commanding fictional voice" that "at its best, it's the kind of voice that moves you along as if you were dreaming. But it runs the risk, at its worst, of overpowering the voices of her own carefully imagined characters." Naylor's work impresses scholars in part because she herself is one. Her novels are ambitious creations often inspired by her appreciation of literary masters such as Shakespeare, Dante, Morrison. Linden Hills, for example, is an adaptation of Dante's Inferno, while Mama Day wears the impression of Shakespeare's The Tempest and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Gates and Appiah make the point, though, that Naylor is her own person. In one of the essays chosen for this volume Peter Erickson writes, "Naylor's work provides a valuable test case for how we are going to formulate a multicultural approach to literary studies. Naylor's interest in Shakespeare neither translates into kinship nor supports a mode of continuity; the main note is rather one of conflict and difference ... Shakespeare does not assimilate Naylor; Naylor assimilates Shakespeare." This unique and revealing collection includes the wisdom and insight of other important figures in contemporary literature as well as a chronology of Naylor's life and career. There are novelists Rita Mae Brown, Bharati Mukherjee, and Sherley Ann Williams, as well as Barbara Christian, author of Black Feminist Literary Criticism. These informed perspectives offer academics and lay readers alike insight into Naylor the artist and Naylor the woman
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
Lines of descent : W.E.B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity by Anthony Appiah( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W. E.B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student at the University of Berlin. But Du Bois was also American to his core, scarred but not crippled by the racial humiliations of his homeland. In Lines of Descent, Kwame Anthony Appiah traces the twin lineages of Du Bois' American experience and German apprenticeship, showing how they shaped the great African-American scholar's ideas of race and social identity. At Harvard, Du Bois studied with such luminaries as William James and George Santayana, scholars whose contributions were largely intellectual. But arriving in Berlin in 1892, Du Bois came under the tutelage of academics who were also public men. The economist Adolf Wagner had been an advisor to Otto von Bismarck. Heinrich von Treitschke, the historian, served in the Reichstag, and the economist Gustav von Schmoller was a member of the Prussian state council. These scholars united the rigorous study of history with political activism and represented a model of real-world engagement that would strongly influence Du Bois in the years to come. With its romantic notions of human brotherhood and self-realization, German culture held a potent allure for Du Bois. Germany, he said, was the first place white people had treated him as an equal. But the prevalence of anti-Semitism allowed Du Bois no illusions that the Kaiserreich was free of racism. His challenge, says Appiah, was to take the best of German intellectual life without its parochialism--to steal the fire without getting burned."--Provided by publisher
Prejudicial appearances : the logic of American antidiscrimination law by Robert Post( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue among five eminent scholars--in law and philosophy--about laws based on appearance
Encyclopedia of Africa( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Encyclopédie de l'Afrique se concentre sur l'histoire et la culture africaine avec des articles sur les personnalités, des événements, des tendances, des lieux, des mouvements politiques, les formes d'art, d'affaires et le commerce, les religions, groupes ethniques, les organisations et les pays dans toute l'Afrique- Fourni par l'éditeur
Identidad y cosmopolitismo : la filosofía de Kwame Anthony Appiah( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cosmopolitanism : ethics in a world of strangers
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The dictionary of global cultureExperiments in ethicsThe honor code : how moral revolutions happenThe ethics of identityAlice Walker : critical perspectives past and presentAfricana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experienceColor conscious : the political morality of raceRichard Wright : critical perspectives past and present