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American Political Cultures - 93 edition

American Political Cultures (ISBN10: 0195111389; ISBN13: 9780195111385)
ISBN13: 978-0195111385
ISBN10: 0195111389

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0197900000
ISBN10: 0197900003

Summary: This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that American history is best understood as a contest between five rival political cultures: egalitarian community, competiti
ve individualism, hierarchical collectivism, atomized fatalism, and autonomous hermitude.
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Summary: This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that American history is best understood as a contest between five rival political cultures: egalitarian community, competitive individualism, hierarchical collectivism, atomized fatalism, and autonomous hermitude. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 93
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1993
International: No

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