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Decentralizing power

Decentralizing power

Paul Goodman's social criticism

  • Author: Taylor Stoehr
  • Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781551640099
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 204
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Drawing the Line Once Again

Drawing the Line Once Again

Paul Goodman's Anarchist Writings

  • Author: Paul Goodman
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 160486057X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 122
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In a new initiative, PM Press and Goodman's literary exuctor, Taylor Stoerh have gathered nine core texts by the truely libertarian, seminal thinker. Included are the utopian essays and proposals which inspired the dissident youth of the 1960s, influencing theory so deeply that are now perceived as underlying assumptions of contemporary radicalism. A potent antidote to US imperialism with analyses of civil disobedience, decentralism and anarchy.

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

  • Author: Glenda Abramson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134428642
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1200
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The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly, covering the humanities, arts, social sciences, sport and popular culture, and 5000-word essays contextualize the shorter entries, and provide overviews to aspects of culture in the Jewish world. Ideal for student and general readers, the articles and biographies have been written by scholars and academics, musicians, artists and writers, and the book now contains up-to-date bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, comprehensive cross referencing, and a full index. This is a resource, no student of Jewish history will want to go without.

Intellectuals in Action

Intellectuals in Action

The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970

  • Author: Kevin Mattson
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271046709
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Born in 1966&‚ a generation removed from the counterculture&‚ Kevin Mattson came of political age in the conservative Reagan era. In an effort to understand contemporary political ambivalence and the plight of radicalism today&‚ Mattson looks back to the ideas that informed the protest&‚ social movements&‚ and activism of the 1960s. To accomplish its historical reconstruction&‚ the book combines traditional intellectual biography&—including thorough archival research&—with social history to examine a group of intellectuals whose thinking was crucial in the formulation of New Left political theory. These include C. Wright Mills&‚ the popular radical sociologist; Paul Goodman&‚ a practicing Gestalt therapist and anarcho-pacifist; William Appleman Williams&‚ the historian and famed critic of &"American empire&"; Arnold Kaufman&‚ a &"radical liberal&" who deeply influenced the thinking of the SDS. The book discusses not only their ideas&‚ but also their practices&‚ from writing pamphlets and arranging television debates to forming left-leaning think tanks and organizing teach-ins protesting the Vietnam War. Mattson argues that it is this political engagement balanced with a commitment to truth-telling that is lacking in our own age of postmodern acquiescence. Challenging the standard interpretation of the New Left as inherently in conflict with liberalis&‚ Mattson depicts their relationship as more complicated&‚ pointing to possibilities for a radical liberalism today. Intellectual and social historians&‚ as well as general readers either fascinated by the 1960s protest movements or actively seeking an alternative to our contemporary political malais&‚ will embrace Mattson&’s book and its promise to shed new light on a time period known for both its intriguing conflicts and its enduring consequences.

The Paul Goodman Reader

The Paul Goodman Reader

  • Author: Paul Goodman
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 160486527X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 500
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A one-man think tank, Paul Goodman wrote more than 30 books, most of them before his decade of fame as a social critic in the 1960s. Goodman in those earlier days thought of himself mostly as an old-fashioned man of letters, and to do justice to his wide-ranging interests and growing activism, this compendium provides excerpts that span his entire career, from the bestselling Growing Up Absurd to landmark books on anarchism, community planning, education, poetics, and psychotherapy. Goodman's fiction and poetry are represented by The Empire City, a comic novel; prize-winning short stories; and poems that once led America's most respected poetry reviewer, Hayden Carruth, to exclaim, "Not one dull page. It’s almost unbelievable."

New Reformation

New Reformation

Notes of a Neolithic Conservative

  • Author: Paul Goodman
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604860561
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 194
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Paul Goodman set the agenda for the Youth Movement of the Sixties with his best-selling Growing Up Absurd. Under the view that the 1970s presented a moral and spiritual upheaval comparable to the Protestant Reformation, he continued to guide his avid readers. Michael Fisher's introduction situates Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights, now common wisdom in the radical critique of Western society.

Here Now Next

Here Now Next

Paul Goodman and the Origins of Gestalt Therapy

  • Author: Taylor Stoehr
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 113489838X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 352
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Paul Goodman left his mark in a number of fields: he went from being known as a social critic and philosopher of the New Left to poet and literary critic to author of influential works on education (Compulsory Mis-education) and community planning (Communitas). Perhaps his most significant achievement was in his contribution to the founding and theoretical portion of the classic text Gestalt Therapy (with F. S. Perls and R. E. Hefferline, 1951), still regarded as the cornerstone of Gestalt practice. Taylor Stoher's Here Now Next is the first scholarly account of the origins of Gestalt therapy, told from the point of view of its chief theoretician by a man who knew him well. Stoehr describes both Goodman's role in establishing the principal ideas of the Gestalt movement and the ways in which his practice as a therapist changed him, ultimately leading to a new vocation as the "socio-therapist" of the body politic. He places Goodman in the midst of his world, showing how his personal and public life - including his political activities in the 1960s - were transformed by Gestalt ideas, and he presents revealing sketches of other major figures from those days - Fritz Perls, Wilhelm Reich, A. S. Neill, and others.

Growing Up Absurd

Growing Up Absurd

Problems of Youth in the Organized Society

  • Author: Paul Goodman
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590175816
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 279
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Paul Goodman’sGrowing Up Absurdwas a runaway bestseller when it was first published in 1960 and it became one of the defining texts of the nascent New Left. Goodman, at the time well into middle age, was a maverick anarchist who broke every mold, and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things—and the book’s success established him as one of America’s most unusual and trenchant critics, combining vast learning, an astute mind, utopian sympathies, and a wonderfully hands-on way with words. Growing Up Absurdtakes the crisis of disaffected youth as indicative of the crisis within the culture at large, which Goodman describes as being run by corporations that provide employment (when they do) but not work in any meaningful sense, work that engages body and soul. Disaffected youth was in this sense at the forefront of a disruption of a social order that was, if not directly politically repressive, humanly repressive, stifling the real human potential which, surely, a good society would serve to unleash, encourage, and pass on.

Social Anarchism

Social Anarchism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anarchism
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Drawing the line

Drawing the line

the political essays of Paul Goodman

  • Author: Paul Goodman,Taylor Stoehr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Communitas

Communitas

Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life

  • Author: Percival Goodman,Paul Goodman
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231072984
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 280
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The Nation

The Nation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Anarchy in Action

Anarchy in Action

  • Author: Colin Ward
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1629633186
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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The argument of this book is that an anarchist society, a society which organizes itself without authority, is always in existence, like a seed beneath the snow, buried under the weight of the state and its bureaucracy, capitalism and its waste, privilege and its injustices, nationalism and its suicidal loyalties, religious differences and their superstitious separatism. Anarchist ideas are so much at variance with ordinary political assumptions and the solutions anarchists offer so remote, that all too often people find it hard to take anarchism seriously. This classic text is an attempt to bridge the gap between the present reality and anarchist aspirations, "between what is and what, according to the anarchists, might be." Through a wide-ranging analysis—drawing on examples from education, urban planning, welfare, housing, the environment, the workplace, and the family, to name but a few—Colin Ward demonstrates that the roots of anarchist practice are not so alien or quixotic as they might at first seem but lie precisely in the ways that people have always tended to organize themselves when left alone to do so. The result is both an accessible introduction for those new to anarchism and pause for thought for those who are too quick to dismiss it.

The Community of Scholars, 1962

The Community of Scholars, 1962

  • Author: Paul Goodman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education, Higher
  • Page: 175
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A War for the Soul of America

A War for the Soul of America

A History of the Culture Wars

  • Author: Andrew Hartman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022625464X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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When Patrick Buchanan took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 1992 and proclaimed, “There is a religious war going on for the soul of our country,” his audience knew what he was talking about: the culture wars, which had raged throughout the previous decade and would continue until the century’s end, pitting conservative and religious Americans against their liberal, secular fellow citizens. It was an era marked by polarization and posturing fueled by deep-rooted anger and insecurity. Buchanan’s fiery speech marked a high point in the culture wars, but as Andrew Hartman shows in this richly analytical history, their roots lay farther back, in the tumult of the 1960s—and their significance is much greater than generally assumed. Far more than a mere sideshow or shouting match, the culture wars, Hartman argues, were the very public face of America’s struggle over the unprecedented social changes of the period, as the cluster of social norms that had long governed American life began to give way to a new openness to different ideas, identities, and articulations of what it meant to be an American. The hot-button issues like abortion, affirmative action, art, censorship, feminism, and homosexuality that dominated politics in the period were symptoms of the larger struggle, as conservative Americans slowly began to acknowledge—if initially through rejection—many fundamental transformations of American life. As an ever-more partisan but also an ever-more diverse and accepting America continues to find its way in a changing world, A War for the Soul of America reminds us of how we got here, and what all the shouting has really been about.

Requiem For Modern Politics

Requiem For Modern Politics

The Tragedy Of The Enlightenment And The Challenge Of The New Millennium

  • Author: William Ophuls
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • ISBN: 9780813335162
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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This long-promised sequel to Ophuls' influential and controversial classic Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity is an equally provocative critique of the liberal philosophy of government. Ophuls contends that the modern political paradigm—that is, the body of political concepts and beliefs bequeathed to us by the Enlightenment—is no longer intellectually tenable or practically viable. Our attempt to live individualistically, hedonistically, and rationally has failed utterly, causing a comprehensive crisis that is at once political, military, economic, ecological, ethical, psychological, and spiritual. Liberal politics has abandoned virtue, rejected community, and flouted nature, thereby becoming the author of its own demise.By exposing the intrinsically contradictory and self-destructive character of Hobbesian political systems, Ophuls subverts our conventional wisdom at every turn. Indeed, his impassioned text reads more like a Greek tragedy than like a conventional political argument. He critiques feminism, multiculturalism, the welfare state, and a host of other “liberal” shibboleths—but Ophuls is not another reactionary neoconservative. The aim of his thesis is far more radical and progressive, offering a political vision that entirely transcends the categories of liberal thought. His is a Thoreauvian vision of a “politics of consciousness” rooted in ecology as the moral and intellectual basis for governance in the twenty-first century. Ophuls holds that a polity based on a renewed erotic connection with nature offers a genuine solution to this crisis of contemporary civilization and only within such a polity will it be possible to fulfill the worthy liberal goal of individual self-development.Ophuls' work will interest and challenge a wide spectrum of readers, though it will not necessarily be well liked or easily accepted. No one will put down this book with his or her settled convictions about Western culture intact, nor will readers ever again take modern civilization and its survival for granted.

The break-up of our camp

The break-up of our camp

stories, 1932-1935

  • Author: Paul Goodman,Taylor Stoehr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780876853313
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 289
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The Whale and the Reactor

The Whale and the Reactor

A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology

  • Author: Langdon Winner
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226902098
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 214
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"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent 'philosophy of technology' can expect to achieve at the present time."—David Dickson, New York Times Book Review "The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher's equivalent of superb public history. In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day."—Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Isis

The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed

  • Author: Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473206065
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres. But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.