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DeMott, Benjamin 1924-2005

Overview
Works: 61 works in 173 publications in 2 languages and 6,925 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Graphic novels  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Benjamin DeMott
 
Most widely held works by Benjamin DeMott
The imperial middle : why Americans can't think straight about class by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supergrow; essays and reports on imagination in America by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

19 editions published between 1940 and 2003 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving the 70's by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with friendship : why Americans can't think straight about race by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative, insightful, and sure to be controversial work, eminent social critic Benjamin DeMott shows how black and white neoconservatism, the rise of the black middle class, and the imagery and rhetoric of racial amity promulgated by contemporary media are coalescing into a whole new orthodoxy - one that obscures continuing racial inequity and threatens to halt the further progress of African Americans. DeMott examines a stunning range of cultural evidence - from Clinton oratory to popular cinema and television, to scapegoated welfare mothers, to some of today's most respected thinkers - to lay bear the thrust and assumptions of this new friendship orthodoxy, which maintains that racial problems can be solved simply by blacks and whites working together, one on one, to reconcile differences. DeMott argues that such an appealing perspective is dangerous because it is so blatantly ahistorical, because it turns a blind eye to entrenched poverty, because it ignores the racism still alive in the land, and because of its real consequences. It distorts the public debate and absolves the body politic from the hard work that the civil rights movement began and that remains unfinished
Killer woman blues : why Americans can't think straight about gender and power by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the view that women feel they must act like men to succeed and how this behavior is reshaping American society
You don't say; studies of modern American inhibitions by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hells & benefits, a report on American minds, matters, & possibilities by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married man by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of human bondage by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensbeschrijving van een man die, verbitterd door zijn kreupelheid, overgevoelig van karakter en zonder zelfvertrouwen, van zijn jeugd af ongelukkig is
Junk politics : the trashing of the American mind : reports and essays by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of human bondage by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Carey, a handicapped orphan, is brought up by a clergyman, but Philip sheds his religious faith and begins to study art in Paris
The body's cage by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howards End by E. M Forster( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 20th-century classic on British society's class warfare, as seen through the eyes of three different castes. Howards End, a house in the Herefordshire countryside, is the source of conflict between these parties-and ultimately a symbol of class conflict in England
Close imagining : an introduction to literature by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1954 : and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You don't say : modern American inhibitions by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business self : the recovery of public esteem by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created equal : reading and writing about class in America by Benjamin DeMott( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of human bondage by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man struggling for self-realization, Philip Carey becomes caught in a destructive love affair with a waitress, in a novel about sexual obsession, self-discovery, and the complexities of human relationships
A hazard of new fortunes by William Dean Howells( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an ambitious German family in New York
 
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Killer woman blues : why Americans can't think straight about gender and power
Alternative Names
Benjamin DeMott American writer

Benjamin DeMott Amerikaans auteur (1924-2005)

Benjamin DeMott escriptor estatunidenc

Benjamin DeMott escritor estadounidense

Benjamin DeMott US-amerikanischer Autor, Kulturkritiker und Professor

Mott, Benjamin De

Mott, Benjamin de 1924-2005

Languages
English (113)

German (4)

Covers
The trouble with friendship : why Americans can't think straight about raceKiller woman blues : why Americans can't think straight about gender and powerYou don't say; studies of modern American inhibitionsOf human bondageJunk politics : the trashing of the American mind : reports and essaysOf human bondageHowards EndYou don't say : modern American inhibitions