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Feudal America Elements of the Middle Ages in Contemporary Society

Author: Joshua Woods; Vladimir Shlapentokh
Publisher: [s.l.] Penn State University Press 2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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Do Americans live in a liberal capitalist society, or a society in which big money, private security, and personal relations determine key social outcomes? Shlapentokh and Woods argue that the answer to these questions cannot be found among the conventional models. Offering a new analytical tool, the authors present a provocative explanation of the nature of contemporary society by comparing its essential  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Woods; Vladimir Shlapentokh
ISBN: 9780271037813 0271037814
OCLC Number: 1004186568
Language Note: English
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV897814096
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (184 p.))
Contents: Contents Preface Acknowledgments1. The Feudal Model in Social Analysis: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary America2. Feudal, Liberal, and Authoritarian Models as Tools for Analyzing the Middle Ages and Contemporary American Society3. Big Money and Corporations as Promoters of Feudal Tendencies4. The Feudal Model and the Organizational Level of Analysis5. Private Coercion: A Feudal Aspect of Contemporary American Society6. Personal Relations in American Politics and Business: A Feudal PhenomenonConclusionReferencesIndex

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