In this new book Rosemary Cowan provides a clear and highly accessible introduction to the work of Cornel West, a provocative and eclectic thinker who has emerged as one of Americaa s foremost public intellectuals.
Rosemary Cowan has taught political theory and American politics at California State University, Stanislaus
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Chapter 1. Reading West. Chapter 2. Race and American Democracy. Chapter 3. Jazz Philosophy: Westian Pragmatism. Chapter 4. a Prophetica Christianity. Chapter 5. Re--conceptualizing Marxism: Westa s Radicalism. Chapter 6. The Multicontextual Public Intellectual. Chapter 7. The Politics of 'Conversiona Westa s 'Love Ethica . Chapter 8. Achieving Democracy: Applying the Love Ethic. Conclusion: Creative Tensions. Notes. Bibliography. Index