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The roots of radicalism

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The story of the rise of radicalism in the early nineteenth century has often been simplified into a fable about progressive social change. The diverse social movements of the era-religious, political, regional, national, antislavery, and protemperance-are presented as mere strands in a unified tapestry of labor and democratic mobilization. Taking aim at this flawed view of radicalism as simply the extreme end of a single dimension of progress, Craig Calhoun emphasizes the coexistence of different kinds of radicalism, their tensions, and their implications. The Roots of Radicalism reveals the importance of radicalism's links to preindustrial culture and attachments to place and local communities, as well the ways in which journalists who had been pushed out of "respectable" politics connected to artisans and other workers. Calhoun shows how much public recognition mattered to radical movements and how religious, cultural, and directly political-as well as economic-concerns motivated people to join up. Reflecting two decades of research into social movement theory and the history of protest, The Roots of Radicalism offers compelling insights into the past that can tell us much about the present, from American right-wing populism to democratic upheavals in North Africa.

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Author(s):
Craig Calhoun
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x23
EAN-13:
9780226090863
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226090863
ISBN-13:
9780226090863
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
425
Publisher:
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Title:
The roots of radicalism

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The story of the rise of radicalism in the early nineteenth century has often been simplified into a fable about progressive social change. The diverse social movements of the era-religious, political, regional, national, antislavery, and protemperance-are presented as mere strands in a unified tapestry of labor and democratic mobilization. Taking aim at this flawed view of radicalism as simply the extreme end of a single dimension of progress, Craig Calhoun emphasizes the coexistence of different kinds of radicalism, their tensions, and their implications. The Roots of Radicalism reveals the importance of radicalism's links to preindustrial culture and attachments to place and local communities, as well the ways in which journalists who had been pushed out of "respectable" politics connected to artisans and other workers. Calhoun shows how much public recognition mattered to radical movements and how religious, cultural, and directly political-as well as economic-concerns motivated people to join up. Reflecting two decades of research into social movement theory and the history of protest, The Roots of Radicalism offers compelling insights into the past that can tell us much about the present, from American right-wing populism to democratic upheavals in North Africa.

Author(s):
Craig Calhoun
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x23
EAN-13:
9780226090863
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226090863
ISBN-13:
9780226090863
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
425
Publisher:
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Title:
The roots of radicalism

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