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The Resource The political responsibilities of everyday bystanders, Stephen L. Esquith

The political responsibilities of everyday bystanders, Stephen L. Esquith

Label
The political responsibilities of everyday bystanders
Title
The political responsibilities of everyday bystanders
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Esquith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A discussion of how everyday bystanders can learn to recognize and meet their shared and institutional political responsibilities for hunger, poverty, famine, civil war, wars of conquest and invasion, epidemics and pandemics, and genocide"--Provided by publisher
  • In a world where every person is exposed daily through the mass media to images of violence and suffering, as most dramatically exemplified in recent years by the ongoing tragedy in Darfur, the question naturally arises, What responsibilities do we, as bystanders to such social injustice, bear in holding accountable those who have created the conditions for this suffering? And what is our own complicity in the continuance of such violence-indeed, how do we contribute to and benefit from it? How is our responsibility as individuals connected to our collective responsibility as members of a society? Such questions underlie Stephen Esquith's investigation in this book. For Esquith, being responsible means holding ourselves accountable as a people for the institutions we have built or tolerated and the choices we have made individually and collectively within these institutional constraints. It is thus more than just acknowledgment; it involves settling accounts as well as recognizing our own complicity even as bystanders. -- Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Esquith, Stephen L.
Dewey number
302/.14
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF799
LC item number
.E78 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Social participation
  • Responsibility
  • Responsibility
Label
The political responsibilities of everyday bystanders, Stephen L. Esquith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Grounding Responsibility -- 1. Teaching as a Political Vocation -- 2. Citizenship -- 3. Political Responsibility -- Part 2: Recognizing Complicity -- 4. Beyond Sympathy -- 5. Bystander Allegories -- 6. Bystander Stories -- Part 3: Making Acquaintances -- 7. Culture of Simulation -- 8. Critical Reenactment -- 9. Democratic Acquaintanceship
Control code
562766950
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780271036670
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)562766950
Label
The political responsibilities of everyday bystanders, Stephen L. Esquith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Grounding Responsibility -- 1. Teaching as a Political Vocation -- 2. Citizenship -- 3. Political Responsibility -- Part 2: Recognizing Complicity -- 4. Beyond Sympathy -- 5. Bystander Allegories -- 6. Bystander Stories -- Part 3: Making Acquaintances -- 7. Culture of Simulation -- 8. Critical Reenactment -- 9. Democratic Acquaintanceship
Control code
562766950
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780271036670
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)562766950

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