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The Resource Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy, Stephen L. Carter

Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy, Stephen L. Carter

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Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy
Title
Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Carter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Basic good manners have become a casualty of our postmodern culture. Yale law professor and social critic Stephen L. Carter argues that civility is disintegrating because we have forgotten the obligations we owe to each other, and are awash instead in a sea of self-indulgence. Neither liberals nor conservatives can help us much, Carter explains, because each political movement, in a different way, exemplifies what has become the principal value of modern America: that what matters most is not the needs or hopes of others, but simply getting what we want. Taking inspiration from the Abolitionist sermons of the nineteenth century, Carter proposes to rebuild our public and private lives around the fundamental rule that we must love our neighbors, a tenet of all the world's great religions. Writing with his familiar combination of erudition and wit, Carter examines the ways in which an ethic of neighbor-love would alter everything from our political campaigns to our fast food outlets to the information superhighway, from the way we behave in the workplace to the way we drive our cars to the way we argue about constitutional rights. He investigates many of the fundamental institutions of society - including the family, the churches, and the schoolsand illustrates how each one must do more to promote the virtue of civility
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Carter, Stephen L.
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC336
LC item number
.C35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil society
  • Etiquette
  • Democracy
Label
Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy, Stephen L. Carter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Welcoming the stranger
  • ch. 5.
  • Embarrassment of free will
  • ch. 6.
  • Sacrifice and neighbor-love
  • pt. 2.
  • Incivility's instruments
  • ch. 7.
  • Demon on the other side
  • pt. 1.
  • ch. 8.
  • Varieties of (not) listening
  • ch. 9.
  • Fighting words
  • ch. 10.
  • Market language and the linguistics of incivility
  • ch. 11.
  • Some technologies of incivility
  • ch. 12.
  • Law, tolerance, and civility's illusions
  • Collapse of the three-legged stool
  • pt. 3.
  • Civilizing the twenty-first century
  • ch. 13.
  • Where civility begins
  • ch. 14.
  • Uncivil religion
  • ch. 15.
  • Civility and the challenge of Christendom
  • ch. 16.
  • Etiquette of democracy
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 17.
  • Coda: the civility of silence
  • Barbarians running late
  • ch. 2.
  • Do manners matter?
  • ch. 3.
  • Death of the Golden Age
Control code
000390091
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780465023851
Lccn
97044099
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000390091
  • (OCoLC)38024009
Label
Civility: manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy, Stephen L. Carter
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Welcoming the stranger
  • ch. 5.
  • Embarrassment of free will
  • ch. 6.
  • Sacrifice and neighbor-love
  • pt. 2.
  • Incivility's instruments
  • ch. 7.
  • Demon on the other side
  • pt. 1.
  • ch. 8.
  • Varieties of (not) listening
  • ch. 9.
  • Fighting words
  • ch. 10.
  • Market language and the linguistics of incivility
  • ch. 11.
  • Some technologies of incivility
  • ch. 12.
  • Law, tolerance, and civility's illusions
  • Collapse of the three-legged stool
  • pt. 3.
  • Civilizing the twenty-first century
  • ch. 13.
  • Where civility begins
  • ch. 14.
  • Uncivil religion
  • ch. 15.
  • Civility and the challenge of Christendom
  • ch. 16.
  • Etiquette of democracy
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 17.
  • Coda: the civility of silence
  • Barbarians running late
  • ch. 2.
  • Do manners matter?
  • ch. 3.
  • Death of the Golden Age
Control code
000390091
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780465023851
Lccn
97044099
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000390091
  • (OCoLC)38024009

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