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Titel: The Monochrome Society
Autor/en: Amitai Etzioni
Autor/en: Amitai Etzioni
PRINCETON UNIV PR
Januar 2003 - kartoniert - 336 Seiten
"These wide-ranging essays are full of fresh insights and challenging ideas. Etzioni takes us on a voyage of discovery, in an open-minded spirit of study and exploration. He suggests ways of thinking about specific policy areas, including crime, child protection, and the Internet, as well as basic issues in moral and social theory, such as making cross-cultural moral judgments. Anyone interested in communitarian thinking will find much refreshment in this book."--Philip Selznick, University of California, Berkeley
"These essays apply sound sociological reasoning to such themes as diversity, human rights, and the maintenance of social norms. They are very well written, avoiding both excessive academicism and a popularizing tone that seems to talk down to the reader. Thus, these essays are both highly readable and informative."--Dennis Wrong, author of "The Problem of Order and The Modern Condition"
Acknowledgments ix Introduction xiii I. The Monochrome Society 3 II. Is Shaming Shameful? 37 III. The Post-Affluent Society 48 IV. Can Virtual Communities be Real? with Oren Etzioni 79 V. Suffer the Children 102 VI. Holidays: The Neglected Seedbeds of Virtue 113 VII. Salem without Witches 141 VIII. Social Norms: The Rubicon of Social Science 163 IX. Why the Civil Society Is Not Good Enough 186 X. Virtue and the State: A Dialogue between a Communitarian and a Social Conservative with Robert P. George 207 XI. Restoring the Moral Voice 221 XII. Cross-Cultural Moral Judgments 232 XIII. Stakeholders versus Shareholders 246 Notes 261 Index 299
Amitai Etzioni is University Professor at The George Washington University. A past President of the American Sociological Association, he is the author of nineteen books, including "The Moral Dimension" (The Free Press), "The Limits of Privacy" (Basic Books), and "The New Golden Rule" (Basic Books), which won the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 1997 Tolerance Book Award. He was recently awarded the Sociological Practice Association's Outstanding Contribution Award and the Seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values.
"Insightful... Etzioni is always thoughtful and deliberate."--Publishers Weekly "Etzioni's liberal communitarianism addresses a serious problem, namely how to arrest the atomisation of modern societies and improve the quality not only of citizenship but of life in general."--Bhikhu Parekh, Times Higher Education Supplement "Written in an uncomplicated style, The Monochrome Society is a significant contribution."--Sean Donlon, Sunday Independent (Dublin) "A series of absorbing and significant reflections on how virtue-sustaining communities may be possible under modern conditions that, at first glance, seem stacked against them ... A robust defense of communitarianism..."--Jonathan Marks, The Responsive Community "A readable collection of essays ... Sometimes diffuse, more often enlightening: essays that make good individual points and together form a social philosophy worth considering."--Kirkus Reviews "Even readers unsympathetic with communitarian ideas will find these well-thought-out and well-written essays thought provoking."--Library Journal
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