American Political Cultures / Edition 1

American Political Cultures / Edition 1

by Ellis, Richard J. Ellis, Richard J.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195111389

ISBN-13: 9780195111385

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that American history

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This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that American history is best understood as a contest between five rival political cultures: egalitarian community, competitive individualism, hierarchical collectivism, atomized fatalism, and autonomous hermitude.

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ISBN-13:
9780195111385
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,059,453
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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