Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown V. Board of Education

eBook - 2004
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"Returning to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 and to the famous photograph of Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, being cursed by fellow "citizen" Hazel Bryan, Allen argues that we have yet to complete the transition to political friendship that this moment offered. By combining brief readings of philosophers and political theorists with personal reflections on race politics in Chicago, Allen proposes strikingly practical techniques of citizenship. These tools of political friendship, Allen contends, can help us become more trustworthy to others and overcome the fossilized distrust among us." "Sacrifice is the key concept that bridges citizenship and trust, according to Allen. She uncovers the ordinary, daily sacrifices citizens make to keep democracy working - and offers methods for recognizing and reciprocating those sacrifices."--Jacket.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, Ă2004
ISBN: 9780226014685
0226014681
9780226014661
0226014665
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 232 pages) : illustrations

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