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American Social and Political Thought A Reader

ISBN-10: 0814736572
ISBN-13: 9780814736579
Edition: 2003
Authors: Andreas Hess
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

View the Table of Contents .nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction . This reader provides substantial extracts from the core texts in the field of American social and political thought. It demonstrates the rich intellectual tradition of the United States, giving an unparalleled understanding of American society and politics through the reproduction of key writings from a wide variety of thinkers. The first part covers the core traditions of American social and political thoughtAmerican Exceptionalism, Political Theology, Republicanism, Liberalism, and Pragmatism. In the second part, texts have been selected to demonstrate the ways in which these traditions have been applied to a broad range of issues and conditions. Exceptionally well-written and jargon-free, with helpful introductions and selections from Frederick Jackson Turner, Max Weber, Michael Sandel, John Rawls, C. Wright Mills, Sheldon Wolin, Judith N. Shklar, bell hooks, Michael Walzer and Richard Rorty, among others,American Social and Political Thoughtwill be the core text in the field.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
General Section
Reconstructing America - The Symbol of America in Modern Thought
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Thinking the Political: The Main Modes and Traditions of American Social and Political Thought
Exceptionalism
Letters from an American Farmer
The Frontier in American History
The Influence of Sea Power upon History
The Rights of Man
Democracy in America
American Exceptionalism - A Double-Edged Sword
Political Theology
The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism
Democracy in America
The Age of Reason
Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush
The Boundaries of Democracy
The New England Mind - From Colony to Province
The American Jeremiad
Protestant - Catholic - Jew
Republicanism
The Machiavellian Moment - Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition
Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination
On Revolution
The Federalist Papers
Montesquieu and the New Republicanism
The Compromised Republic
Democracy Without the Citizen
Liberalism
The Liberal Tradition in America
Reconsidering American Liberalism
Political Liberalism
The Liberalism of Fear
Passions and Constraint - On the Theory of Liberal Democracy
Pragmatism
Two Essays: The American Scholar and The Young American
What Pragmatism Means
The Public and its Problems
The Power Elite
The American Evasion of Democracy
The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy
Thinking the Social: Modern Applications of American Social and Political Thought
Democracy and Power
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
The Power Elite
A Preface to Democratic Theory
Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City
Democracy and Disagreement
Strong Democracy
Democracy and Capitalism
Habits of the Heart - Individualism and Commitment in American Life
Fugitive Democracy
Justice and Injustice
A Theory of Justice
Understanding Rawls
Spheres of Justice - A Defense of Pluralism and Equality
Sovereign Virtue - The Theory and Practice of Equality
American Citizenship - The Quest for Inclusion
Pluralism and Multiculturalism
The Color Line Belts the World
We are all Multiculturalists now
Multiculturalism and 'The Politics of Recognition'
What it Means to be an American
Color Conscious
Killing rage: ending racism
Loose Canons - Notes on the Cultural Wars
Civil Society, Social Theory and the Task of Intellectuals
Civil Society and Political Theory
The Strange Silence of Political Theory
Civility and Subversion: the Intellectual in Democratic Society
Antigone's Daughters
Citizenship with a Feminist Face: The Problem with Maternal Thinking
Gender and Public Access: Women's Politics in 19th-Century America
Civil Society I, II, III
American Social and Political Thought at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Democracy's Discontent - America in Search of a Public Philosophy
Fusion Republicanism
A Defense of Minimalist Liberalism
Michael Sandel and Richard Rorty: Two Models of the Republic
Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation
Morality and the Social Sciences
The Company of Critics
Mariners, Renegades and Castaways
List of Authors
Index

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