A Short History Of Rudeness

Author: Mark Caldwell
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1466889640
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A funny and provocative cultural history of class, manners, and the decline of civility In his smart and thought provoking new book, literary/social critic Mark Caldwell gives us a history of the demise of manners and charts the progress of an epidemic of rudeness in America. The breakdown of civility has in recent years become a national obsession, and our modern climate of boorishness has cultivated a host of etiquette watchdogs, like Miss Manners and Martha Stewart, with which we defend ourselves against an onslaught of nastiness. But Caldwell demonstrates that the foundations of etiquette actually began to corrode several centuries ago with the blurring of class lines. Touching on aspects of both our public and private lives, including work, family, and sex, A Short History of Rudeness examines how the rules of our behaviour have changed and explains why, no matter how hard we try, we can never return to a golden era of manners and mores.

Understanding Everyday Incivility

Author: Shelley D. Lane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442261862
Size: 31.71 MB
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Understanding Everyday Incivility delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude language in public, family members who claim that they’re “just teasing” and we’re “too sensitive,” coworkers who constantly interrupt us, and inflammatory remarks posted on social media sites. Shelley D. Lane explores what is considered uncivil behavior, why we label some acts as crude or selfish while others are deemed polite and proper, and how these labels often change from one context to the next. She highlights the power dynamics at play in our interactions and explains how “rude” behavior can sometimes be beneficial—and “polite” behavior can be detrimental. Rather than a simplistic manual of manners, Lane provides the tools to understand everyday incivility and strategies for responding effectively and appropriately.

American Icons

Author: Dennis Hall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313027676
Size: 60.84 MB
Format: PDF
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A Desired Past

Author: Leila J. Rupp
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226731568
Size: 78.26 MB
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With this book, Leila J. Rupp accomplishes what few scholars have even attempted: she combines a vast array of scholarship on supposedly discrete episodes in American history into an entertaining and entirely readable story of same-sex desire across the country and the centuries. "Most extraordinary about Leila J. Rupp's indeed short, two-hundred-page history of 'same-sex love and sexuality' is not that it manages to account for such a variety of individuals, races, and classes or take in such a broad chronological and thematic range, but rather that it does all this with such verve, lucidity, and analytical rigor. . . . [A]n elegant, inspiring survey." —John Howard, Journal of American History

Encyclopedia Of Children And Childhood

Author: Paula S. Fass
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN:
Size: 37.48 MB
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This encyclopedia presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world.

The Last Crusade

Author: Mark Caldwell
Publisher: Atheneum Books
ISBN: 9780689118104
Size: 15.39 MB
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Recounts the campaign by scientists physicians, politicians, businessmen, and reformers to end tuberculosis

The Seventies In America

Author: John C. Super
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
ISBN:
Size: 58.47 MB
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Entries describe the decade's events, musical groups and performers, authors, political groups, movies, and literature, each assessing the topic's impact and tracing subsequent events.

Somebodies And Nobodies

Author: Robert W. Fuller
Publisher: New Society Pub
ISBN:
Size: 33.23 MB
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When discrimination is race-based, we call it racism; when it's gender based we call it sexism. This book introduces rank-based discrimination or 'rankism' a form of injustice that everyone knows, but no one sees. It explains our reluctance to confront rankism, shows where analyses based on identity fall short and, using dozens of examples, traces many forms of injustice and unfairness back to rankism.