Civic Imagination Making a Difference in American Political Life

ISBN-10: 161205305X
ISBN-13: 9781612053059
Edition: 2014
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Civic Imagination provides a rich empirical description of civic life and a broader discussion of the future of democracy in contemporary America. Five researchers observed and participated, over the course of a year, in 7 civic organizations in a mid-sized US city. They draw on this ethnographic evidence to map the eoecivic imaginationse that motivate citizenship engagement in America today. The book unpacks how contemporary Americans think about and act toward positive social and political change. The authorse(tm) findings challenge contemporary assertions of American apathy.

Gianpaolo Baiocchi is Associate Professor of Sociology at NYU.

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born in London in 1948. She attended the University of Edinburgh and University College London, where she studied English, history and philosophy. She wrote her first novel while in college and won the Young Writers' Award for The Waiting Game in 1972, but did not become a full-time writer until 1979 with the start of the Morland Dynasty series. In 1993, she won the RNA Novel of the Year Award for Emily, the third volume of the Kirov Trilogy. She also writes the Bill Slider Mystery series and under the pen names Elizabeth Bennett and Emma Woodhouse.

Alissa Cordneris a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Brown University.

Peter Taylor Klein is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Brown University.

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