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Membership and morals : the personal uses of pluralism in America, Nancy L. Rosenblum

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Membership and morals : the personal uses of pluralism in America
Title
Membership and morals
Title remainder
the personal uses of pluralism in America
Statement of responsibility
Nancy L. Rosenblum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, membership has dropped in traditional voluntary associations such as Rotary Clubs, Jaycees, and bowling leagues. At the same time, concern is rising about the growth of paramilitary and hate groups. In this provocative book, however, Nancy Rosenblum takes a new, less narrowly political approach to the study of groups. And she reaches more optimistic conclusions about the state of civil society. Rosenblum argues that we should judge associations not only by what they do for civic virtue, but also by what they do for individual members. She shows that groups of all kinds - among them religious groups, corporations, homeowners associations, secret societies, racial and cultural identity groups, prayer groups, and even paramilitary groups - fill deep psychological and moral needs. And she contends that the failure to recognize this has contributed to an alarmist view of their social impact. Rosenblum concludes that, for practical and principled reasons, American democracy should permit expansive freedom of association, illustrating her case with discussion of specific cases in law. Rosenblum recognizes, however, that freedom has a price. She reminds us that some groups have oppressive and even criminal tendencies, and she explores what liberal democracy should do to ensure that individuals also have freedom within associations and freedom to exit
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenblum, Nancy L.
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.R67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Associations, institutions, etc.
  • Civil society
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Pluralisme
  • Associations
  • Société civile
  • Participation politique
  • Démocratie
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Civil society
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Social conditions
  • Organisaties
  • Democratie
  • Moraal
  • Gruppe
  • Sozialisation
  • Freiheitsrecht
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Membership and morals : the personal uses of pluralism in America, Nancy L. Rosenblum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-415) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 438 pages
Isbn
9780691016894
Lccn
97027937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37373558
  • (OCoLC)ocm37373558
Label
Membership and morals : the personal uses of pluralism in America, Nancy L. Rosenblum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-415) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[vii], 438 pages
Isbn
9780691016894
Lccn
97027937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37373558
  • (OCoLC)ocm37373558

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