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From Personal to Political Responsibility

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The first purpose of this chapter is to evaluate the notion of personal responsibility in the context of welfare policy. It focuses on the writings of Charles Murray and Lawrence Mead, which ... More


Mr. Murray on Maggie

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Back in the 1980s, Dale Maharidge read Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950–1980, by Charles Murray, who was later dubbed America's “most dangerous conservative” by the New York Times ... More


Maggie on Mr. Murray

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Dale Maharidge, one of the authors of this book, had interviewed Charles Murray, the author of Losing Ground, in 2000 for a George magazine assignment. However, the interview material didn't make the ... More


Participant Observation and the Picturesque Savage

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

As ethnographic interest in North American Indians shifted from the Northeast to peoples farther to the West in the first half of the nineteenth century, the greatest excitement arose from the ... More


Cutting Poverty or Cutting Welfare: Conservatives Attack Liberalism

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.12
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the clash between liberalism and conservatism over poverty and welfare in the United States from the 1970s to the 1990s, focusing on personalities such as Martin Anderson, ... More


Charles Murray and A Sough o’ War

Robert Crawford

in Scottish Literature and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474454599
eISBN:
9781474495943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454599.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Robert Crawford discusses Charles Murray, an Aberdeenshire-born poet who published most of his verse while living in South Africa. Writing in Doric – with a density and nostalgia intensified by his ... More


Capital Divisions and Literacy Work

Evan Watkins

in Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264223
eISBN:
9780823266753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264223.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how literacies are being pulled not only “into the engines of productivity and profit” but also into class divisions and conflicts. More specifically, it shows how specific ... More


Glorious Independence

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter demonstrates that the New World wilderness had a romantic as well as a pragmatic appeal; as the Highland clans became tamed and their landscape commercialised, the call of the American ... More


The new genetics

Tony Fitzpatrick

in After the New Social Democracy: Social Welfare for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064760
eISBN:
9781781700433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the principles of sustainability and attention of ecowelfare by studying the new genetics. It argues for a multidimensional conception of human nature where the maintenance of ... More


Ending Poor People As We Know Them

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the issue of poverty within the context of welfare politics. According to Jason DeParle, disdain for welfare and concern for poor children are the seismic forces beneath the ... More


The ‘long and undistinguished pedigree’

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter outlines both the long and problematic history of the underclass thesis, and the shorter history of the concept of ‘troubled families’. The first part of the chapter draws on ... More


The New Aristocracy

Patrick J. Deneen

in Why Liberalism Failed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300223446
eISBN:
9780300231878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223446.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how the educational system, transformed into a tool of liberalism, also ultimately becomes the systemic creation of a new aristocracy of the strong over the weak. It describes ... More


The Death of the Welfare State and the Rise of Free-Market Family Policy

Maxine Eichner

in The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190055479
eISBN:
9780190055509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055479.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how, in the last decades of the twentieth century, the United States abandoned its view that insulating families from harm by market forces was a basic function of government. This ... More


Living for the Hour

Charles D. Ross

in Breaking the Blockade: The Bahamas during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831347
eISBN:
9781496831330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831347.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter investigates how blockade running from Nassau ran wild for most of the year, even with Seth Hawley and Charles Wilkes gone. It argues that the supplies continued to flow through Nassau ... More


What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about The Bell Curve

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein’s The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, a book that explains the variations in intelligence in American ... More


What “Snowflakes” Get Right About Free Speech

Ulrich Baer

in What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054199
eISBN:
9780190054229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054199.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

How do we balance the university’s fundamental commitments to freedom of expression and to equality? With the help of philosophy, political science, legal scholarship, and common sense, it is ... More


Speech on Campus: How It Can Work

Ulrich Baer

in What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054199
eISBN:
9780190054229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054199.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

How can we find rules that respect the university’s commitment to academic freedom while creating an environment where everyone can contribute to teaching and research in truly equal ways? A first ... More


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