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The Resource Critical thinking in Slovakia after socialism, Jonathan L. Larson

Critical thinking in Slovakia after socialism, Jonathan L. Larson

Label
Critical thinking in Slovakia after socialism
Title
Critical thinking in Slovakia after socialism
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan L. Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Critical thinking is the civic virtue of a liberal democracy. Citizens who think for themselves, cooperate, and can agree to disagree are the hallmark of a self-governing society. People from undemocratic societies, however, are often believed to lack this virtue, because authoritarian regimes smother critical discourse through fear and dull critical thought through the control of information and propaganda. After the end of Communist rule in 1989, Western agents of democratization and educational development chided the residents of the former Czechoslovakia for this deficiency, claiming that the Slovaks' inability to think critically was the reason the nation struggled to integrate with Western Europe. Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialism examines this putative relationship between critical thought and society through an ethnographic study of post-1989 Slovakia. Drawing on original fieldwork and anthropological theories of language and culture, Jonathan Larson uncovers patterns of social analysis and criticism in Slovak political discourse. He exposes ways in which these discursive practices have been misinterpreted and explains their underlying dynamics in Slovak society. This important volume, bringing together scholarship on East Central Europe, liberalism, education, and the public sphere, gives students of modern history, politics, and culture a fresh perspective on a skill essential to civil society."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Jonathan L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in Central Europe,
Series volume
[9]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Critical thinking
  • Post-communism
  • Socialism
  • Slovakia
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Civil society
  • Critical thinking
  • Politics and government
  • Post-communism
  • Socialism
  • Slovakia
  • Postkommunismus
  • Kritisches Denken
  • Zivilgesellschaft
  • Slowakei
  • Postcommunisme
  • Democratisering
  • Kritisch denken
  • Politieke ontwikkeling
  • Slowakije
Label
Critical thinking in Slovakia after socialism, Jonathan L. Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Separation, judgment, and laments of civic criticism -- Civility and crisis in the Slovak public sphere -- Sentimental kritika -- Love, ludskost, and education for democracy -- Young literary critics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn843079012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299547988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40022264020
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 486048
  • 22573/ctt2n6897
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843079012
Label
Critical thinking in Slovakia after socialism, Jonathan L. Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Separation, judgment, and laments of civic criticism -- Civility and crisis in the Slovak public sphere -- Sentimental kritika -- Love, ludskost, and education for democracy -- Young literary critics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn843079012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299547988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40022264020
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 486048
  • 22573/ctt2n6897
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843079012

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