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The Resource The search for political community : American activists reinventing commitment, Paul Lichterman, (electronic resource)

The search for political community : American activists reinventing commitment, Paul Lichterman, (electronic resource)

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The search for political community : American activists reinventing commitment
Title
The search for political community
Title remainder
American activists reinventing commitment
Statement of responsibility
Paul Lichterman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book challenges the myth that Americans' emphasis on personal fulfilment necessarily weakens commitment to the common good. Drawing on extensive participant-observation with a variety of environmentalist groups, Paul Lichterman argues that individualism sometimes enhances public, political commitment and that a shared respect for individual inspiration enables activists with diverse political backgrounds to work together. This personalised culture of commitment has sustained activists working long-term for social change. The book contrasts 'personalised politics' in mainly white environmental groups with a more traditional, community-centred culture of commitment in an African-American group. The untraditional, personalised politics of many recent social movements invites us to rethink common understandings of commitment, community, and individualism in a post-traditional world.--
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UkCbUP
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Lichterman, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge cultural social studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Political activists
  • Individualism
  • Communities
  • Social contract
  • Commitment (Psychology)
Label
The search for political community : American activists reinventing commitment, Paul Lichterman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511628146
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Personalism and political commitment -- 2. Personalized politics: the case of the US Greens -- 3. Speaking out in suburbia -- 4. Imagining community, organizing community -- 5. Culture, class, and life-ways of activism -- 6. Personalized politics and cultural radicalism since the 1960s -- 7. The search for political community -- App. I. Choosing and studying the organizations -- App. II. Why participant-observation was necessary
Control code
CR9780511628146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521483438
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708564167
Label
The search for political community : American activists reinventing commitment, Paul Lichterman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511628146
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Personalism and political commitment -- 2. Personalized politics: the case of the US Greens -- 3. Speaking out in suburbia -- 4. Imagining community, organizing community -- 5. Culture, class, and life-ways of activism -- 6. Personalized politics and cultural radicalism since the 1960s -- 7. The search for political community -- App. I. Choosing and studying the organizations -- App. II. Why participant-observation was necessary
Control code
CR9780511628146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521483438
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708564167

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