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A short history of Western ideology : a critical account, Rolf Petri

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A short history of Western ideology : a critical account
Title
A short history of Western ideology
Title remainder
a critical account
Statement of responsibility
Rolf Petri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We are arguably living in a 'postideological' era. However, when we tune into the TV news we can hear political leaders talk about 'advanced' societies, geopolitical experts suggest 'humanitarian' interventions, and sober events presenters qualify a murder as 'barbaric'. What does this mean? In this comprehensive book, Rolf Petri reveals how our everyday political language is full of ideological representations of the world, and places them in an accessible historical narration. From the secularization of Europe and the Enlightenment project of 'civilization' to the contemporary preoccupation with ecological catastrophes or the end of history, A Short History of Western Ideology carves out the central elements of western ideology. It focuses on a wide variety of issues including religion, colonialism, race and gender, which are essential for how we conceive of the modern world. By creating an awareness of the ideological character of the western worldview, its limits and its flaws, this book warns us of the dangers that derive from a self-righteous mindset. It is stimulating and important reading for history and politics students seeking to understand the ideology of the western world"--
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petri, Rolf
Dewey number
909/.09821
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM641
LC item number
.P47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ideology
  • Civilization, Western
  • East and West
  • Ideology
Label
A short history of Western ideology : a critical account, Rolf Petri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe and history -- Freedom and sovereignty -- Hierarchy among equals -- A craving for goodness -- Ecology and apocalypse
Control code
1029057722
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781350026100
Lccn
2017040938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029057722
Label
A short history of Western ideology : a critical account, Rolf Petri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe and history -- Freedom and sovereignty -- Hierarchy among equals -- A craving for goodness -- Ecology and apocalypse
Control code
1029057722
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781350026100
Lccn
2017040938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029057722

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