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The Resource The soul's economy : market society and selfhood in American thought, 1820-1920, Jeffrey Sklansky, (electronic resource)

The soul's economy : market society and selfhood in American thought, 1820-1920, Jeffrey Sklansky, (electronic resource)

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The soul's economy : market society and selfhood in American thought, 1820-1920
Title
The soul's economy
Title remainder
market society and selfhood in American thought, 1820-1920
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Jeffrey Sklansky
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Language
eng
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Sklansky, Jeffrey
Dewey number
330.973
LC call number
HD8072
LC item number
.S6163 2002
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  • Industrial relations
  • Industrial relations
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Industrialization
  • Social classes
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Tracing a seismic shift in American social thought, Jeffrey Sklansky offers a new synthesis of the intellectual transformation entailed in the rise of industrial capitalism. For a century after Independence, the dominant American understanding of selfhood and society came from the tradition of political economy, which defined freedom and equality in terms of ownership of the means of self-employment. However, the gradual demise of the household economy rendered proprietary independence an increasingly embattled ideal. Large landowners and industrialists claimed the right to rule as a privilege of their growing monopoly over productive resources, while dispossessed farmers and workers charged that a propertyless populace was incompatible with true liberty and democracy. Amid the widening class divide, nineteenth-century social theorists devised a new science of American society that came to be called "social psychology." The change Sklansky charts begins among Romantic writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, continues through the polemics of political economists such as Henry George and William Graham Sumner, and culminates with the pioneers of modern American psychology and sociology such as William James and Charles Horton Cooley. Together, these writers reconceived freedom in terms of psychic self-expression instead of economic self-interest, and they redefined democracy in terms of cultural kinship rather than social compact
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The soul's economy : market society and selfhood in American thought, 1820-1920, Jeffrey Sklansky, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-301) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000248819
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xiii, 313 p.
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Isbn
9780807827253
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(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002006408
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000248819
Label
The soul's economy : market society and selfhood in American thought, 1820-1920, Jeffrey Sklansky, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-301) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000248819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 313 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780807827253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002006408
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000248819

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