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Intimacy and spectacle : liberal theory as political education, Stephen L. Esquith

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Intimacy and spectacle : liberal theory as political education
Title
Intimacy and spectacle
Title remainder
liberal theory as political education
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Stephen L. Esquith
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Language
eng
Summary
Intimacy and spectacle are rarely considered central to contemporary liberalism. Yet intimacy and spectacle are precisely what liberal theory teaches citizens, Stephen Esquith suggests in this book, a compelling analysis of liberal theory as a form of political education. His work offers a cogent account of how, in the last century, citizens of liberal societies have come to see themselves as clients intimately involved with professionals and as consumers of spectacular images, particularly of political leaders. Focusing on the writings of John Stuart Mill and John Rawls, Esquith shows how modern liberal theory represents politics as the play of spectacular images and the reasonable interchange of domesticated voices - a representation that narrowly restricts the boundaries of public life, excluding those who are unable to enter this political domain of clients, consumers, and professional policymakers. By revealing this weakness, Esquith hopes to move political education in a more democratic direction. He uses Bakhtin's notion of speech genres to develop a critical interpretation of liberal theory's relationship to practice, then draws on Emerson's ideas of power and the public intellectual to reconsider the relationship between democratic theory and political education. A nuanced critique that locates the philosophical methods of liberal theory within dominant social practices, his work marks a significant advance toward a more democratic theory of the education of citizens - and, perhaps, toward a more democratic liberal society
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1949-
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Esquith, Stephen L.
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574
LC item number
.E78 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Liberalism
  • Political socialization
  • Political participation
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Political participation
  • Political socialization
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Liberalisme
  • Politieke vorming
  • Liberalismus
  • Politische Bildung
  • Geschichte
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Intimacy and spectacle : liberal theory as political education, Stephen L. Esquith
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Terms of the argument -- Liberal theories and their problems -- Liberal theorists and their ideals -- From Hobbesian geometry to Kantian casuistry --John Stuart Mill representing progress -- John Rawls speaking for stability -- Envisioning democratic theory -- Emerson reconsidered
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801429897
Lccn
94016159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30319275
  • (OCoLC)ocm30319275
Label
Intimacy and spectacle : liberal theory as political education, Stephen L. Esquith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terms of the argument -- Liberal theories and their problems -- Liberal theorists and their ideals -- From Hobbesian geometry to Kantian casuistry --John Stuart Mill representing progress -- John Rawls speaking for stability -- Envisioning democratic theory -- Emerson reconsidered
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801429897
Lccn
94016159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30319275
  • (OCoLC)ocm30319275

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