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Mountain of Paradise

Reflections on the Emergence of Greater California as a World Civilization

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Josef Chytry

Mountain of Paradise challenges conventional taxonomies of world civilizations by introducing a new and formidable candidate: the civilization of Greater California presently incubating as the evolution of California into a veritable «nation-state» or «world commonwealth» according to contemporary commentators and scholars. Through a series of reflective essays it clarifies the momentous implications of this claim by a thorough account of the genealogical origins of «California», permutation into its speculative moment of self-identity thanks to prolonged creative interchange with European thought and philosophy, advancement to status of a socio-economic powerhouse by the 1950s and 1960s, invention of distinctly Californian variants of political economy by the 1970s and 1980s, and present domination over regions formerly classified as «Greater California». In its range and originality Mountain of Paradise constitutes a robust contribution to current political, social, economic and global thematics.

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Introduction .................................................................................................... 13 1. Beyond the United States of America? California as a World Civilization .................................................................................... 17 2. Bordering the Civilization of Greater California: An Inquiry into Genealogy, Treaty-Making and Influence ..................... 45 3. The Coming of European Speculative Thought: Three Stages ................ 81 4. A Golden Age? The California Fifties as Watershed ............................... 119 5. California Political Economy: The Emotional Environments of Walt Disney .......................................................................................... 137 6. Metaglobal California: California Irredenta ............................................ 161 Epilogue: California and the Paradiso ........................................................... 185 Bibliography ................................................................................................... 193

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