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Essay Review: The Undiscovered Dewey and Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

by Jim Garrison - June 24, 2009

Title: The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy Author: Melvin L. Rogers Publisher: Columbia University Press ISBN: 978023114486-5, Pages: 352, Year: 2008 Title: In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America Author: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Publisher: The University of Chicago Press ISBN: 9780226298245, Pages: 208, Year: 2007 Melvin L. Rogers has written a magnificent book that rivals any of the more than three dozen I have read on Dewey over the years. By happy coincidence, I had just finished Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.’s (2007) impressive, In a Shade of Blue when I was asked to review Rogers’ book. I asked the journal if I could review both Glaude and Rogers together. For reasons that will become clear, the editors kindly agreed. Glaude, the William S. Tod professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, ingeniously intersects Dewey with James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and others to rethink the possibilities of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 24, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15678, Date Accessed: 9/28/2021 2:36:42 AM

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  • Jim Garrison
    Virginia Tech
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    JIM GARRISON is a professor of philosophy of education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. His work concentrates on philosophical pragmatism. He is a winner of the Jim Merritt award for his scholarship in the philosophy of education and the John Dewey Society Outstanding Achievement Award. Jim is a past-president of the Philosophy of Education Society as well as the John Dewey Society and is currently serving on the board of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. His most recent book is an edited volume: Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey. SUNY Press, 2008.
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