Capitalism and Citizenship: The Impossible Partnership / Edition 1

Capitalism and Citizenship: The Impossible Partnership / Edition 1

by Kathryn Dean, Dean Kathryn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415272742

ISBN-13: 9780415272742

Pub. Date: 09/25/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Can capitalism and citizenship co-exist? In recent years advocates of the Third Way have championed the idea of public-spirited capitalism as the antidote to the many problems confronting the modern world. This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship exploring the human abilities needed for its practice. It then argues that capitalism impedes the

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Can capitalism and citizenship co-exist? In recent years advocates of the Third Way have championed the idea of public-spirited capitalism as the antidote to the many problems confronting the modern world. This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship exploring the human abilities needed for its practice. It then argues that capitalism impedes the nurturing of these abilities. In advancing these arguments, Kathryn Dean draws on the work of a wide range of thinkers including Freud, Marx, Lacan, Habermas and Castells.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415272742
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/25/2003
Series:
Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism) Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part I: Theoretical Foundations
1. Human Nature: Indeterminate and Indeterminable
2. Capitalism: Culture of Worldlessness

Part II: The Bourgeois Public Sphere
3. The Worldly World of the Bourgeois Subject
4. Parenting and the Constitution of Bourgeois Sensus Communis

Part III: From Place to Space: The Death of Worldliness
5. The Institution of Commodity Fetishism
6. Abstract Labor and the Network Society
7. Abstract Consumption and the Dissolution of the Ego
8. Abstract Knowledge: Disorganized Capitalism and the Vicissitudes of Science

Conclusion
Citizenship and the Recovery of Worldliness

Notes
Bibliography

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