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Author Derber, Charles.

Title Sociopathic society : a people's sociology of the United States / Charles Derber.

Publication Info. Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  306.0973 DER    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. Sociopathic society -- An anatomy of sociopathic society -- II. Sociopathy and the new American dream -- Introduction: sociopathic individualism and everyday life -- The good man fills his own stomach: all-American crimes and misdemeanors -- Conversational narcissism and sociopathic talk -- Newtown is just the tip of the iceberg -- III. Sociopathic capitalism -- Is US capitalism antisocial? -- Capitalist crises and capitalism against society -- Manufacturing surplus people -- The new robber barons -- Sins of the corporate regime -- Romney's "47 percent" blunder reveals the hidden heart of his agenda (with Yale Magrass) -- Sociopathic globalization -- Kochamamie democracy -- IV. War and sociopathic foreign policy -- Introduction: sociopathy and empire -- American empire and its moral big stick (with Yale Magrass) -- The "Wright problem" )with Yale Magrass) -- What does it mean to call McCain a "war hero" candidate? (with Yale Magrass) -- When wars come home (with Yale Magrass) -- V. Climate change as sociopathy -- Violence against the earth -- How capitalism causes climate change -- Hurricane Sandy, climate sociopathy, and the infrastructure crisis -- Consumerism as sociopathy -- VI. Fascism: the ultimate sociopathic society? -- Sociopathy and the far right -- Fascism lite -- History's magic mirror: America's economic crisis and the Weimar Republic of pre-Nazi Germany (with Yale Magrass) -- VII. Alternatives and activism -- Introduction: beyond the sociopathic society -- A. New American values and the New America -- Women's values and a new America -- Capitalism: big surprises in recent polls -- The new America is not about identity politics -- The democracy deficit is the real deficit (with Paul Shannon) -- B. Alternative systems -- The UN, the barbershop, and global democracy -- Alternatives to sociopathic capitalism -- Will the world be ruled by money or human rights? -- C. Activism and what you can do -- What you can do now -- From bowling alone to Bowling Green.
Subject Avarice -- United States.
Acquisitiveness -- United States.
Violence -- United States.
Capitalism -- United States.
Values -- United States.
Acquisitiveness / United States.
Avarice / United States.
Capitalism / United States.
Values / United States.
Violence / United States.
Gewalt. (DE-588)4020832-1
Habsucht. (DE-588)4319611-1
Soziale Situation. (DE-588)4077575-6
Wert. (DE-588)4065654-8
United States -- Social conditions.
United States / Social conditions.
USA. (DE-588)4078704-7
Standard No. 40022775449
ISBN 9781612054377 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
1612054374 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
9781612054384 (paperback)
1612054382 (paperback)

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