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The Resource The society of equals, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer

The society of equals, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer

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The society of equals
Title
The society of equals
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Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Since the 1980s, society's wealthiest members have claimed an ever-expanding share of income and property. It has been a true counterrevolution, says Pierre Rosanvallon--the end of the age of growing equality launched by the American and French revolutions. And just as significant as the social and economic factors driving this contemporary inequality has been a loss of faith in the ideal of equality itself. An ambitious transatlantic history of the struggles that, for two centuries, put political and economic equality at their heart, The Society of Equals calls for a new philosophy of social relations to reenergize egalitarian politics. For eighteenth-century revolutionaries, equality meant understanding human beings as fundamentally alike and then creating universal political and economic rights. Rosanvallon sees the roots of today's crisis in the period 1830-1900, when industrialized capitalism threatened to quash these aspirations. By the early twentieth century, progressive forces had begun to rectify some imbalances of the Gilded Age, and the modern welfare state gradually emerged from Depression-era reforms. But new economic shocks in the 1970s began a slide toward inequality that has only gained momentum in the decades since".--
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1948-
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Rosanvallon, Pierre
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Goldhammer, Arthur
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  • Equality
  • Social structure
  • Solidarity
  • Democracy
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The society of equals, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. The invention of equality -- 2.The pathologies of equality -- 3. The century of redistribution -- 4.The great reversal -- 5.The society of equals : a preliminary outline
Control code
FIEb1753138x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780674724594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)871709057
Label
The society of equals, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The invention of equality -- 2.The pathologies of equality -- 3. The century of redistribution -- 4.The great reversal -- 5.The society of equals : a preliminary outline
Control code
FIEb1753138x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780674724594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)871709057

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