The Resource Moral politics : what conservatives know that liberals don't, George Lakoff

Moral politics : what conservatives know that liberals don't, George Lakoff

Label
Moral politics : what conservatives know that liberals don't
Title
Moral politics
Title remainder
what conservatives know that liberals don't
Statement of responsibility
George Lakoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What do conservatives know that liberals don't? According to George Lakoff, they know that American politics is about morality and the family. Moral Politics takes a fresh look at how we think and talk about politics and shows that political and moral ideas develop in systematic ways from our models of ideal families. Lakoff reveals how family-based moral values determine views on such diverse issues as crime, gun control, taxation, social programs, and the environment. He shows why it is consistent for conservatives to oppose subsidies for the poor but endorse them for business, or for liberals to oppose the death penalty but support abortion. He also explains why liberal and conservative stances contain the constellations of policies they do
  • Drawing on studies showing that we think in terms of metaphorical concepts, Lakoff analyzes the language of political discourse and finds it rife with metaphors. He shows how both liberals and conservatives link morality to politics through the concept of family. But they diverge in their opposing ideas of what an ideal family is. Conservative metaphors are united by the concept of a patriarchal family in which the parent's role is to develop self-discipline in the child by enforcing strict rules. By contrast, liberals view caring interaction in the family as the most effective means of creating competent and responsible children
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lakoff, George
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.M6
LC item number
L35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • Political ethics
  • Social ethics
  • Social values
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
  • Morale politique
  • Morale sociale
  • Valeurs sociales
  • Conservatisme
  • Libéralisme
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
  • Moral conditions
  • Political ethics
  • Social ethics
  • Social values
  • Politieke ethiek
  • Conservatisme
  • Liberalisme
Label
Moral politics : what conservatives know that liberals don't, George Lakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-413)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. The minds and politics -- The worldview problem for American politics -- pt. 2. Moral conceptual systems. Experiential morality -- Keeping the moral books -- Strict father morality -- Nurturant parent morality -- pt. 3. From family-based morality to politics. Why we need a new understanding of American politics -- The nature of the model -- Moral categories in politics -- pt. 4. The hard issues. Social programs and taxes -- Crime and the death penalty -- Regulation and the environment -- The culture wars : from affirmative action to the arts -- Two models of Christianity -- Abortion -- How can you love your country and hate your government? -- pt. 5. Summing up. Varieties of liberals and conservatives -- Pathologies, stereotypes, and distortions -- Can there be a politics without family values? -- pt. 6. Who's right? And how can you tell? Nonideological reasons for being a liberal -- Raising real children -- The human mind -- Basic humanity -- Epilogue : Problems for public discourse
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 413 pages
Isbn
9780226468051
Lccn
95047690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33665953
  • (OCoLC)ocm33665953
Label
Moral politics : what conservatives know that liberals don't, George Lakoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-413)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. The minds and politics -- The worldview problem for American politics -- pt. 2. Moral conceptual systems. Experiential morality -- Keeping the moral books -- Strict father morality -- Nurturant parent morality -- pt. 3. From family-based morality to politics. Why we need a new understanding of American politics -- The nature of the model -- Moral categories in politics -- pt. 4. The hard issues. Social programs and taxes -- Crime and the death penalty -- Regulation and the environment -- The culture wars : from affirmative action to the arts -- Two models of Christianity -- Abortion -- How can you love your country and hate your government? -- pt. 5. Summing up. Varieties of liberals and conservatives -- Pathologies, stereotypes, and distortions -- Can there be a politics without family values? -- pt. 6. Who's right? And how can you tell? Nonideological reasons for being a liberal -- Raising real children -- The human mind -- Basic humanity -- Epilogue : Problems for public discourse
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 413 pages
Isbn
9780226468051
Lccn
95047690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33665953
  • (OCoLC)ocm33665953

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