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The Resource Trust : a history, Geoffrey Hosking

Trust : a history, Geoffrey Hosking

Label
Trust : a history
Title
Trust
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Hosking
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today there is much talk of a 'crisis of trust'; a crisis which is almost certainly genuine, but usually misunderstood. Trust: A History offers a new perspective on the ways in which trust and distrust have functioned in past societies, providing an empirical and historical basis against which the present crisis can be examined, and suggesting ways in which the concept of trust can be used as a tool to understand our own and other societies. Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks. Historically these institutions have nourished trust, but the resulting trust networks have tended to create quite tough boundaries around themselves, across which distrust is projected against outsiders. Hosking also shows how nation-states have been particularly good at absorbing symbolic systems and generating trust among large numbers of people, while also erecting distinct boundaries around themselves, despite an increasingly global economy. He asserts that in the modern world it has become common to entrust major resources to institutions we know little about, and suggests that we need to learn from historical experience and temper this with more traditional forms of trust, or become an ever more distrustful society, with potentially very destabilising consequences."--Back cover
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosking, Geoffrey A
Dewey number
302.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.T7 H67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trust
  • Vertrouwen
  • Filosofie
Label
Trust : a history, Geoffrey Hosking
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
Introduction -- Land of maximum distrust: the Soviet Union in the 1930s -- The coconut tree: the ups and downs of trust -- Godly homelands: trust in religion -- Money: creator and destroyer of trust -- Promised lands: nations and symbols of trust -- God and Mammon: trust in the modern world -- Why trust the Nation-State? -- The lessons of studying trust
Control code
885521133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780198712381
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885521133
Label
Trust : a history, Geoffrey Hosking
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
Introduction -- Land of maximum distrust: the Soviet Union in the 1930s -- The coconut tree: the ups and downs of trust -- Godly homelands: trust in religion -- Money: creator and destroyer of trust -- Promised lands: nations and symbols of trust -- God and Mammon: trust in the modern world -- Why trust the Nation-State? -- The lessons of studying trust
Control code
885521133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780198712381
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885521133

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