Social Ethics

Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Polic

Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Polic
$24.99
Tackling one of the most volatile issues in contemporary politics, Martin Gilens's work punctures myths and misconceptions about welfare policy, public opinion, and the role of the media in both. Why Americans Hate Welfare shows that the public's views on welfare are a complex mixture of cynicism and compassion; misinformed and racially charged, they nevertheless reflect both a distrust of welfare recipients and a desire to do more to help the "deserving" poor.

"With one out of five children currently living in poverty and more than 100,000 families with children now homeless, Gilens's book is must reading if you want to understand how the mainstream media have helped justify, and even produce, this state of affairs." --Susan Douglas, The Progressive
"Gilens's well-written and logically developed argument deserves to be taken seriously." --Choice

"A provocative analysis of American attitudes towards 'welfare.'. . . [Gilens] shows how racial stereotypes, not white self-interest or anti-statism, lie at the root of opposition to welfare programs." -Library Journal

ISBN/SKU: 
9780226293646
Publication Date: 
1999-05-24
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Willing Slaves Of Capital: Spinoza And Marx On Desire

Willing Slaves Of Capital: Spinoza And Marx On Desire
$27.00
Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naïve question is at the heart of Lordon's argument. To complement Marx's partial answers, especially in the face of the disconcerting spectacle of the engaged, enthusiastic employee, Lordon brings to bear a Spinozist anthropology that reveals the fundamental role of affects and passions in the employment relationship, reconceptualizing capitalist exploitation as the capture and remolding of desire. A thoroughly materialist reading of Spinoza's Ethics allows Lordon to debunk all notions of individual autonomy and self-determination while simultaneously saving the ideas of political freedom and liberation from capitalist exploitation. Willing Slaves of Capital is a bold proposal to rethink capitalism and its transcendence on the basis of the contemporary experience of work.
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9781781681602
Publication Date: 
2014-06-03
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Witnessing for Peace: In Jerusalem and the World

Witnessing for Peace: In Jerusalem and the World
$18.00
The rapidly deteriorating situation in Israel/Palestine has dashed hopes of any imminent peace or even accommodation between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people. A leader in Palestinian Christianity, and an outspoken advocate of nonviolence and of Palestinian rights, Bishop Munib Younan directly addresses this situation and its imperatives. Born of Palestinian refugee parents and raised in Jerusalem, Younan has spent his life pastoring Palestinian Christians and searching for nonviolent solutions in this complex and volatile religious and political scene. In this volume, Younan presents first the historical and social context of the Palestinian situation, beginning with the not-well-known story of Arab Christianity and his own background. He elaborates his own theology of nonviolence, centered in the idea of martyria-heeding a call to justice, inclusion, and forgiveness. He illustrates the notion with dramatic and often tragic episodes and shows how it can address key issues in the current struggle with Israel over statehood, land, and refugees. Younan's model of Christian nonviolence also has demonstrable benefits in addressing terrorism, interreligious strife, and global peacemaking. Younan's is a voice all Christians of conscience should hear.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800635985
Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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Work and Spirit: A Reader of New Spiritual Paradigms for Organizations

Work and Spirit: A Reader of New Spiritual Paradigms for Organizations
$24.95
Book by Biberman, Jerry
ISBN/SKU: 
9780940866898
Publication Date: 
2005-04-30
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Working With Purpose: Finding A Corporate Calling For You And Your Business

Working With Purpose: Finding A Corporate Calling For You And Your Business
$16.99
Business as usual isn't working anymore. After the latest round of corporate scandals, little doubt remains that values and ethics must be at the heart of business decisions. Working with Purpose gives clear direction for using faith as a legitimate source for values and ethics in a secular workplace. Through discussion of the authors' examples, analysis, and personal and business applications, Christians in business will learn to identify their own personal and corporate callings in five key areas: purpose, profits, places and products, people, and our planet.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806651552
Publication Date: 
2004-06-15
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