Coverart for item
The Resource Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times : Psychoanalytic, Political and Philosophical Perspectives, (electronic resource)

Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times : Psychoanalytic, Political and Philosophical Perspectives, (electronic resource)

Label
Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times : Psychoanalytic, Political and Philosophical Perspectives
Title
Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times
Title remainder
Psychoanalytic, Political and Philosophical Perspectives
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this interdisciplinary and wide-ranging study, Roger Kennedy looks at the roots of tolerance and intolerance as well as the role of the stranger and strangeness in provoking basic fears about our identity. He argues that a fear of a loss of attachment to one's home might account for many prejudiced and intolerant attitudes to refugees and migrants; that basic fears about being displaced by so-called 'strangers' from our precious and precarious sense of a psychic home can tear communities apart, as well as lead to discrimination against those who appear to be different. Present day intolerance includes fears about the 'hordes' of immigrants confused with realistic fears about terrorist attacks, populist fears about loss of cultural integrity and with it a sense of powerlessness, and fearful debates about such basics as truth, including the so-called 'post truth' issue. Such fears, as explored in the book, mirror old arguments going back centuries to the early enlightenment thinkers and even before, when the parameters of discussion about tolerance were mainly around religious tolerance. There is urgency about addressing these kinds of issue once more at a time when the 'ground rules' of what makes for a civilized society seem to be under threat. Kennedy argues that society needs a 'tolerance process', in which critical thinking and respectful judgment can take place in an atmosphere of debate and reasonably open communication, when issues around what can and cannot be tolerated about different beliefs, practices and attitudes in people in our own and other cultures, are examined and debated. Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times, with the help of psychoanalytic, literary, social and political thinking, looks at what such a tolerance process could look like in a world increasingly prone to intolerance and prejudice. It will appeal to psychoanalysts as well as scholars of politics and philosophy
Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Roger
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
  • acceptance
  • difference
  • home
  • Psychoanalysis
  • philosophy
  • politics
  • psychic
  • race
  • stranger
  • tolerance
Label
Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times : Psychoanalytic, Political and Philosophical Perspectives, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1. Fear of strangers: Whose home is it?; The tolerance issue; Notes; 2. Strangers to ourselves; The identity issue; Intolerant states of mind; Notes; 3. Home and identity; The psychic home; Notes; 4. The early history of tolerance; Notes; 5. Spinoza, Locke, and Bayle; Spinoza; Locke; Bayle; Notes; 6. Later Enlightenment: From Voltaire to the American Revolution; Voltaire; Rousseau; The American experience; Notes; 7. John Stuart Mill, liberty, and the harm principle: Towards modern liberal tolerance; Notes
  • 8. Plurality and tolerance: Some key modern views on toleranceNotes; 9. Tolerance and the arts; Shakespeare's tolerant world; Tolerance and music; Notes; 10. Conclusions: The tolerance process; References; Index
Control code
9780429779107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (163 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429432477
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.4324/9780429432477
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1057697168
  • (OCoLC-P)1057697168
Label
Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times : Psychoanalytic, Political and Philosophical Perspectives, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1. Fear of strangers: Whose home is it?; The tolerance issue; Notes; 2. Strangers to ourselves; The identity issue; Intolerant states of mind; Notes; 3. Home and identity; The psychic home; Notes; 4. The early history of tolerance; Notes; 5. Spinoza, Locke, and Bayle; Spinoza; Locke; Bayle; Notes; 6. Later Enlightenment: From Voltaire to the American Revolution; Voltaire; Rousseau; The American experience; Notes; 7. John Stuart Mill, liberty, and the harm principle: Towards modern liberal tolerance; Notes
  • 8. Plurality and tolerance: Some key modern views on toleranceNotes; 9. Tolerance and the arts; Shakespeare's tolerant world; Tolerance and music; Notes; 10. Conclusions: The tolerance process; References; Index
Control code
9780429779107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (163 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429432477
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.4324/9780429432477
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1057697168
  • (OCoLC-P)1057697168

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...