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The search for political community : American activists reinventing commitment

Author: Paul Lichterman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge cultural social studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book challenges the myth that individualism necessarily weakens commitments to the common good. Examining environmental and other activist groups in which individualism enhances political  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lichterman
ISBN: 0521482860 9780521482868 0521483433 9780521483438
OCLC Number: 717569139
Description: 279 pages.
Contents: 1. Personalism and political commitment; 2. Personalized politics: the case of the US Greens; 3. Speaking out in suburbia; 4. Imagining community, organizing community; 5. Culture, class, and life-ways of activism; 6. Personalized politics and cultural radicalism since the 1960s; 7. The search for political community; Appendices.
Series Title: Cambridge cultural social studies
Responsibility: Paul Lichterman.
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