Civility : a cultural history /

"Cut off in traffic? Bumped without apology on the subway? Forced to listen to a profane conversation in a public space? In today's Western societies, many feel that there has been a noticeable and marked decrease in mutual consideration in both public and private settings. Are we less civ...

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Main Author: Davetian, Benet, 1947- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2009
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction
  • pt. I Genealogy of Western Courtesy and Civility
  • 2. From Barbarism to Courtly Manners
  • 3. Secular Civility in the Renaissance
  • 4. Shifts in Identity and Awareness: Protestantism and the Enlightenment
  • 5. French Court Society, the French Revolution, and the Paradoxes of French Civility
  • 6. England and the Victorian Ethic
  • 7. American Experience: Democracy and Informal Civility
  • pt. II Rise of the Late-Modern American Self
  • 8. Conformity, Opposition, and Identity
  • pt. III Multifaceted Anatomy of Civility
  • 9. Towards a Cultural Sociology of Civility
  • pt. IV Contemporary French, American, and English Civility and Interaction
  • 10. Comparative Field Study of France, America, and England
  • pt. V Summing Up
  • 11. Civilizing and Recivilizing Processes.