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The Resource Creating a democratic public : the struggle for urban participatory democracy during the progressive era, Kevin Mattson

Creating a democratic public : the struggle for urban participatory democracy during the progressive era, Kevin Mattson

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Creating a democratic public : the struggle for urban participatory democracy during the progressive era
Title
Creating a democratic public
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the struggle for urban participatory democracy during the progressive era
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Mattson
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Language
eng
Summary
Mattson explores the work of early activists like Charles Zueblin, who tried to advance adult education at the University of Chicago, and Frederic Howe, whose People's Institute sparked the nationwide forum movement. He then turns to the social centers movement, which began in Rochester, New York, in 1907 with the opening of public schools to adults in the evening as centers for debate over current issues. Mattson tells how this simple program grew into a national phenomenon and cites its achievements and political ideals, and he analyzes the political thought of activists within the movement - notably Mary Parker Follett and Edward Ward - to show that these intellectuals had a profound understanding of what was needed to create vigorous democratic practices. Creating a Democratic Public challenges us to reconsider how we think about democracy by bringing us into critical dialogue with the past and exploring the work of yesterday's activists. Combining historical analysis, political theory, and social criticism, Mattson analyzes experiments in grassroots democracy from the Progressive Era and explores how we might foster more public involvement in political deliberation today
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DLC
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1966-
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Mattson, Kevin
Dewey number
323/.042/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.M384 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
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Creating a democratic public : the struggle for urban participatory democracy during the progressive era, Kevin Mattson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [136]-203) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Social Centers and Political Thought
  • Thinking Democratically
  • The Political Thought of Mary Parker Follett
  • The Waning of the Democratic Public
  • World War I, Social Centers, and America
  • Conclusion: The Future of American Democracy
  • Introduction: Creating a Democratic Public
  • Searching for a Public
  • From Beautifying Urban Space to Educating Citizens--The Work of Charles Zueblin
  • From Tent Meetings to the Forum Movement
  • Frederic Howe and the Democratic Public
  • "Buttressing the Foundations of Democracy"
  • The Social Centers Movement
  • Envisioning Democracy
Control code
36159197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780271017228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96053211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Creating a democratic public : the struggle for urban participatory democracy during the progressive era, Kevin Mattson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [136]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Social Centers and Political Thought
  • Thinking Democratically
  • The Political Thought of Mary Parker Follett
  • The Waning of the Democratic Public
  • World War I, Social Centers, and America
  • Conclusion: The Future of American Democracy
  • Introduction: Creating a Democratic Public
  • Searching for a Public
  • From Beautifying Urban Space to Educating Citizens--The Work of Charles Zueblin
  • From Tent Meetings to the Forum Movement
  • Frederic Howe and the Democratic Public
  • "Buttressing the Foundations of Democracy"
  • The Social Centers Movement
  • Envisioning Democracy
Control code
36159197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780271017228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96053211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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