Rudeness And Civility

Author: John F. Kasson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374522995
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Examines nineteenth century etiquette books to determine what manners were like during the period, and looks at their conection with class, ideology, and behavior

Rudeness And Civility

Author: John F. Kasson
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 146680663X
Size: 66.34 MB
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With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.

Rudeness Civility

Author: John F. Kasson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809034700
Size: 40.85 MB
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Kasson writes of the deep tensions created by the demands of democracy, the pressures of an expanding market economy, and the desire for social distinction. Vividly and with humor, he re-creates the deferential and often coarse society of the colonial years. Illustrated.

Mastering Civility

Author: Christine Porath
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455568996
Size: 35.74 MB
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From the leading authority on workplace incivility, Christine Porath, shows why it pays to be civil, and reveals just how to enhance effectiveness in the workplace and beyond by mastering civility. Incivility is silently chipping away at people, organizations, and our economy. Slights, insensitivities, and rude behaviors can cut deeply and hijack focus. Even if people want to perform well, they can't. Ultimately incivility cuts the bottom line. In MASTERING CIVILITY, Christine Porath shows how people can enhance their influence and effectiveness with civility. Combining scientific research with fascinating evidence from popular culture and fields such as neuroscience, medicine, and psychology, this book provides managers and employers with a much-needed wake-up call, while also reminding them of what they can do right now to improve the quality of their workplaces.

The Civility Solution

Author: P. M. Forni
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312368494
Size: 53.37 MB
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Presents real-world examples and strategic advice on how to conduct oneself when confronted with the rude behavior of others, in a guide that makes recommendations for breaking rude cycles by being both polite and assertive.

How Civility Works

Author: Keith J. Bybee
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 150360182X
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Is civility dead? Americans ask this question every election season, but their concern is hardly limited to political campaigns. Doubts about civility regularly arise in just about every aspect of American public life. Rudeness runs rampant. Our news media is saturated with aggressive bluster and vitriol. Our digital platforms teem with trolls and expressions of disrespect. Reflecting these conditions, surveys show that a significant majority of Americans believe we are living in an age of unusual anger and discord. Everywhere we look, there seems to be conflict and hostility, with shared respect and consideration nowhere to be found. In a country that encourages thick skins and speaking one's mind, is civility even possible, let alone desirable? In How Civility Works, Keith J. Bybee elegantly explores the "crisis" in civility, looking closely at how civility intertwines with our long history of boorish behavior and the ongoing quest for pleasant company. Bybee argues that the very features that make civility ineffective and undesirable also point to civility's power and appeal. Can we all get along? If we live by the contradictions on which civility depends, then yes, we can, and yes, we should.

Saving Civility

Author: Sara Hacala
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594733147
Size: 70.41 MB
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Goes beyond a superficial discussion of proper manners to present civility as a mind-set that encompasses values and attitudes that help you embrace your connections to others and repair society.

A Short History Of Rudeness

Author: Mark Caldwell
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1466889640
Size: 56.46 MB
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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.

Talk To The Hand

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592401710
Size: 63.66 MB
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An upbeat evaluation of the way discourteous behavior has become commonplace and even applauded in today's society is a humorous call to arms that challenges ill manners and the practices that support them. By the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. 500,000 first printing.

Civility

Author: Stephen L. Carter
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN:
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Considers the causes and nature of the moral crisis in America today and offers ways in which families, individuals, and politicians can improve the country by adhering to basic principles of civility