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The Resource Democratic responsibility : the politics of many hands in America, Nora Hanagan

Democratic responsibility : the politics of many hands in America, Nora Hanagan

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Democratic responsibility : the politics of many hands in America
Title
Democratic responsibility
Title remainder
the politics of many hands in America
Statement of responsibility
Nora Hanagan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"American society is often described as one that celebrates self-reliance and personal responsibility. However, abolitionists, progressive reformers, civil rights activists, and numerous others often held their fellow citizens responsible for shared problems such as economic exploitation and white supremacy. Moreover, they viewed recognizing and responding to shared problems as essential to achieving democratic ideals. In Democratic Responsibility, Nora Hanagan examines American thinkers and activists who offered an alternative to individualistic conceptions of responsibility and puts them in dialogue with contemporary philosophers who write about shared responsibility. Drawing on the political theory and practice of Henry David Thoreau, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King Jr., and Audre Lorde, Hanagan develops a distinctly democratic approach to shared responsibility. Cooperative democracy is especially relevant in an age of globalization and hyperconnectivity, where societies are continually threatened with harms--such as climate change, global sweatshop labor, and structural racism--that result from the combined interactions of multiple individuals and institutions, and which therefore cannot be resolved without collective action. Democratic Responsibility offers insight into how political actors might confront seemingly intractable problems, and challenges conventional understandings of what commitment to democratic ideals entails. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, especially those who look to the history of political thought for resources that might promote social justice in the present"--
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1981-
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Hanagan, Nora
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.H36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Responsibility
  • Social justice
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Responsibility
  • Social justice
  • United States
Label
Democratic responsibility : the politics of many hands in America, Nora Hanagan
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The problem of many hands in American life -- Resisting the machine: Thoreau on responsibility and individual autonomy -- Sharing responsibility: Jane Addams's social ethics -- Choosing justice over order: Martin Luther King Jr. on responsibility, extremism, and democratic politics -- Transforming silence: Audre Lorde on responsibility, self-expression, and bearing witness to one another -- Democratic responsibility in the twenty-first century
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1111641360
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 237 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780268106089
Lccn
2019980606
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111641360
Label
Democratic responsibility : the politics of many hands in America, Nora Hanagan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The problem of many hands in American life -- Resisting the machine: Thoreau on responsibility and individual autonomy -- Sharing responsibility: Jane Addams's social ethics -- Choosing justice over order: Martin Luther King Jr. on responsibility, extremism, and democratic politics -- Transforming silence: Audre Lorde on responsibility, self-expression, and bearing witness to one another -- Democratic responsibility in the twenty-first century
Control code
1111641360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268106089
Lccn
2019980606
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111641360

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