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The Resource Democracy growing up : authority, autonomy, and passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America, by Laura Janara

Democracy growing up : authority, autonomy, and passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America, by Laura Janara

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Democracy growing up : authority, autonomy, and passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Title
Democracy growing up
Title remainder
authority, autonomy, and passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Janara
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this feminist reading of Tocqueville's famous Democracy in America, Janara (political science, U. of British Columbia) explores the familial and gendered imagery used in the text to discuss American democracy. She argues that a feminized image of stable aristocratic order is placed in opposition to an image of democracy as maleness, flux, indeterminancy. Furthermore, American democracy is symbolized in the Tocqueville's text as a "growing child-subject" achieving maturity away from a maternalized aristocracy as opposed to the French revolution which is portrayed as having had to commit matricide in order to be born. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1966-
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Janara, Laura
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in political theory. Contemporary issues
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  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • United States
  • United States
  • Autonomy (Psychology)
  • Gender identity
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Democracy growing up : authority, autonomy, and passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America, by Laura Janara
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-238) and index
Color
multicolored
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ocm53956521
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 256 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780791488362
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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(OCoLC)53956521
Label
Democracy growing up : authority, autonomy, and passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America, by Laura Janara
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-238) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm53956521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791488362
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53956521

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