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Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life - Morality and Society Series (Paperback)
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Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life - Morality and Society Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 20/10/2006
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When we think about what constitutes being a good citizen, routine activities like voting, letter-writing, and paying attention to the news spring to mind. But, in "Citizen Speak", Andrew J. Perrin argues that these activities play only a small part in democratic citizenship - a form of citizenship that requires creative thinking, talking, and acting. For "Citizen Speak", Perrin met with labor, church, business, union, and sports organizations and proposed to them four fictive scenarios: what if your senator is involved in a scandal, or your police department is engaged in racial profiling, or a local factory violates pollution law, or your neighborhood is going to be the site of a new airport? The conversations these scenarios inspire, Perrin shows, require imagination. And, what people can imagine doing in response to those scenarios depends on what's possible, what's important, what's right, and what's feasible. By talking with one another, an engaged citizenry draws from a repertoire of personal and institutional resources to understand and reimagine responses to situations as they arise. Building on such political discussions, "Citizen Speak" shows how a rich culture of association and democratic discourse provides the infrastructure for a healthy democracy.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226660813
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 226 x 160 x 12 mm
Edition: New edition

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