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Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education (Paperback)
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Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 286 Pages / Published: 05/12/2006
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226014678
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 215 x 142 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A profound meditation on citizenship, race, and the astonishing transformative power of true democracy."
--Toni Morrison (07/08/2004)
"Danielle Allen has given us a foundational work for the reconsideration of the meaning of citizenship in our time. She is a worldly Rawls, a Myrdal from our midst, and like them she is not afraid to see the world anew."
--Earl N. Shorris (07/08/2004)
"Working with Ellison, Aristotle, Hobbes, and Habermas, Danielle Allen reignites contemporary political imaginations with her deft prose. Allen shifts democracy's lexicon, seeking to replace old political etiquettes of dominance and acquiescence with new habits of mutuality, reciprocity, and solidarity. Taking up the project begun by Alexis de Tocqueville and furthered by James Baldwin, Allen asks: How can we generate trust among citizens riven by race, self-interest, and bad habits? How can vulnerable and disempowered citizens claim their political majority? Part political theory, part how-to book, Talking to Strangers will inspire friends and strangers alike to recommit themselves to the true spirit of democracy."

--Bonnie Honig, author of Democracy and the Foreigner


"Allen understands that democracy originates in the subjective dimension of everyday life, and she focuses on what she calls our 'habits of citizenship'--the ways we often unconsciously regard and interact with fellow citizens. If democracy resides in 'the very soul of subjectivity, ' then for Allen subjectivity itself cannot be understood apart from relationships. . . . Borrowing from Aristotle, the solution she proposes is friendship. 'Only the concept of friendship, ' Allen writes, 'captures the conjunction of faculties--the orientation toward others, knowledge of the world, developed practices, and psychological effects--that must be activated in democratic citizenship.'"

--Nick Bromell "Boston Review "


"The task of this book is to find ways for citizens to trust one another in these unsettled times. Doing so, Allen argues, requires developing habits of political friendship. The challenge of democratic politics, ironically, is to turn strangers into friends. . . . Talking to Strangers is engaging, well written, and tightly argued. Its interpretations of texts are excellent. . . . An important contribution to democratic theory."--Joel Olson "Perspectives on Politics "

"Allen understands that democracy originates in the subjective dimension of everyday life, and she focuses on what she calls our 'habits of citizenship'--the ways we often unconsciously regard and interact with fellow citizens. If democracy resides in 'the very soul of subjectivity, ' then for Allen subjectivity itself cannot be understood apart from relationships. . . . Borrowing from Aristotle, the solution she proposes is friendship. 'Only the concept of friendship, ' Allen writes, 'captures the conjunction of faculties--the orientation toward others, knowledge of the world, developed practices, and psychological effects--that must be activated in democratic citizenship.'"

--Nick Bromell "Boston Review "

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