The Resource Unruly Voices: : Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination, (ebook)

Unruly Voices: : Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination, (ebook)

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Unruly Voices: : Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination
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Unruly Voices:
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Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination
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eng
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Meet the "fast zombie" citizen of the current world. He is a rapid, brainless carrier of preference-driven consumption. His Facebook-style 'likes' replace complex notions of personhood. Legacy college admissions and status-seekers gobble up his idea of public education, and positional market reductions hollow out his sense of shared goods. Meanwhile, the political debates of his 24-hour-a-day newscycle are picked clean by pundits, tortured by tweets. Forget the TV shows and doomsday scenarios; when it comes to democracy, the zombie apocalypse may already be here. Since the publication of A Civil Tongue (1995), philosopher Mark Kingwell has been urging us to consider how monstrous, self-serving public behaviour can make it harder to imagine and achieve the society we want. Now, with Unruly Voices, Kingwell returns to the subjects of democracy, civility, and political action, in an attempt to revitalize an intellectual culture too-often deadened by its assumptions of personal advantage and economic value. These 17 new essays, where zombies share pages with cultural theorists, poets, and presidents, together argue for a return to the imagination-and from their own unruly voices rises a sympathetic democracy to counter the strangeness of the postmodern political landscape. Mark Kingwell is the author of sixteen books and a contributing editor for Harper's Magazine
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Kingwell, Mark
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306.2
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non fiction
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  • Democracy
  • Courtesy
  • Imagination
  • Political culture
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adult
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Unruly Voices: : Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination, (ebook)
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9781926845852
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MWT11855585
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11855585
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MWT11855585
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Unruly Voices: : Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781926845852
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11855585
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11855585
System control number
MWT11855585
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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