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Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy (Morality and Society)by Jeff Weintraub
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These essays, by widely respected scholars in fields ranging from social and political theory to historical sociology and cultural studies, illuminate the significance of the public/private distinction for an increasingly wide range of debates. Commenting on controversies surrounding such issues as abortion rights, identity politics, and the requirements of democratization, many of these essays clarify crucial processes that have shaped the culture and institutions of modern societies.
In contexts ranging from friendship, the family, and personal life to nationalism, democratic citizenship, the role of women in social and political life, and the contrasts between western and (post-)Communist societies, this book brings out the ways the various uses of the public/private distinction are simultaneously distinct and interconnected. Public and Private in Thought and Practice will be of interest to students and scholars in disciplines including politics, law, philosophy, history, sociology, and women's studies.
Contributors include Jeff Weintraub, Allan Silver, Craig Calhoun, Daniela Gobetti, Jean L. Cohen, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Alan Wolfe, Krishan Kumar, David Brain, Karen Hansen, Marc Garcelon, and Oleg Kharkhordin.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors
1: The Theory and Politics of the Public/Private Distinction
2: "Two Different Sorts of Commerce" - Friendship and Strangership in Civil Society
3: Nationalism and the Public Sphere
4: Humankind as a System: Private and Public Agency at the Origins of Modern Liberalism
5: Rethinking Privacy: Autonomy, Identity, and the Abortion Controversy
Jean L. Cohen
6: The Displacement of Politics
Jean Bethke Elshtain
7: Public and Private in Theory and Practice: Some Implications of an Uncertain Boundary
8: Home: The Promise and Predicament of Private Life at the End of the Twentieth Century
9: From Public Housing to Private Communities: The Discipline of Design and the Materialization of the Public/Private Distinction in the Built Environment
10: Rediscovering the Social: Visiting Practices in Antebellum New England and the Limits of the Public/Private Dichotomy
Karen V. Hansen
11: The Shadow of the Leviathan: Public and Private in Communist and Post-Communist Society
12: Reveal and Dissimulate: A Genealogy of Private Life in Soviet Russia
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