The Search for Political Community: American Activists Reinventing Commitment / Edition 1

The Search for Political Community: American Activists Reinventing Commitment / Edition 1

by Paul Lichterman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521483433

ISBN-13: 9780521483438

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book challenges the myth that individualism necessarily weakens commitments to the common good. It examines environmental and other activist groups in which individualism sometimes enhances political commitment. Rather than criticize individualism and favor a return to "traditional" values, Paul Lichterman examines the untraditional, personalized politics of

Overview

This book challenges the myth that individualism necessarily weakens commitments to the common good. It examines environmental and other activist groups in which individualism sometimes enhances political commitment. Rather than criticize individualism and favor a return to "traditional" values, Paul Lichterman examines the untraditional, personalized politics of many recent social movements and invites us to rethink common understandings of commitment, community, and individualism in a post-traditional world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483438
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Personalism and political commitment; 2. Personalized politics: the case of the US Greens; 3. Speaking out in suburbia; 4. Imagining community, organizing community; 5. Culture, class, and life-ways of activism; 6. Personalized politics and cultural radicalism since the 1960s; 7. The search for political community; Appendices.

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