ISBN-10:
0226301079
ISBN-13:
9780226301075
Pub. Date:
11/28/1992
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
The Cynical Society: The Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture in American Life / Edition 1

The Cynical Society: The Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture in American Life / Edition 1

by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226301075
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/28/1992
Edition description: 1
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Jeffrey C. Goldfarb is professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of After the Fall, Beyond Glasnost, and On Cultural Freedom, the latter two published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Cynicism and the American Way of Politics
2. Cynicism as a Cultural Form
3. Mass Society as the Underside of Democracy
4. Democracy in America
5. The Decline and Fall of American Culture?
6. Ideology and the American Left: The Pursuit of Obscurity
7. Ideology on the American Right—A Clear and Present Danger
8. The Crisis in Education
9. The New Treason of the Intellectuals: A Critique of Ideological Critique
10. Cynicism and the American Dilemma
11. Cynicism, Fundamentalism, and the Prospects for Democratic Culture
Notes
Index

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