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Published: 30 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376712-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7671-2
...two Moral, Purposeful, and Healthful The World of Child’s Play, Bodybuilding, and Nation-­Building at the American Circus janet m. davis In 1847 the American Sunday-­School Union tried to scare chil- dren away from the circus with its new novel, Slim...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376033-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7603-3
... This chapter explores how television and scandal magazines of the 1950s competed and converged through their use of stars whose personas had been established by the film industry. The recyclings of Maureen O’Hara through the moral biography of This Is Your Life and the scandalous gossip of a...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... had to strike in public in order to keep a job or physically survive sometimes masked an alternative culture of self-assertion that could be found in the black church, pool halls, and barber shops, and on street corners. I The 1950s The Genesis of Moral...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... The 1970s and 1980s were a time of trying to apply moral reasoning to the activities of business and government. This chapter is about capitalism with an ethic, the opportunity to work with Cummins Engine Company and its chairman J. Irwin Miller, who was described by Martin Luther King Jr. as...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... efforts that surprised the world. There is also an examination of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the American role in helping to build a new South Africa. IV The 1990s Moral Lessons from South Africa chapter 11...
Published: 03 October 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391470-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9147-0
...3 OF CHARROS AND JAGUARS The Moral and Social Cosmos of Lucha Libre his chapter looks at lucha libre as a cultural perfor- Tmance. Wrestlers consider themselves athletes, and their activity a sport. However, they also...
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390428-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9042-8
...Chapter 5 Constructing Entrepreneurship: The Moral Meaning of Money n the early post-socialist period, narratives were not only used I to reconstruct existing occupations, such as that of cadres or intellectuals. They were also the tool...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391012-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9101-2
... four ‘‘Millets Sown Yield Millets, Evil Sown Yields Evil’’ On the Moral Returns of Agrarian Toil Agrarian fields are spaces of both grim necessity and hopeful possibility...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391593-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9159-3
... Introduction WHY THE RETURN TO ETHICS? WHY NOW? i 1 Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben DEBATING MORAL EDUCATION An Introduction The past two decades have witnessed a substantial turn, or more precisely a return, to ethics in the...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391593-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9159-3
... 2 Julie A. Reuben THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF MORAL EDUCATION IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ‘‘New England’s First Fruits a pamphlet published in England in 1643, proudly portrayed Harvard College, leaving no doubt that its central mission was religious and...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391593-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9159-3
... 6 Elizabeth V. Spelman ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF MORAL BADGES A Few Worries The notion of a turn to ethics in higher education should not mislead us. We shouldn’t allow it to obscure either earlier as- sumptions about the centrality of moral education to the univer...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391593-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9159-3
... 8 Lawrence Blum MULTICULTURALISM AND MORAL EDUCATION The early and middle 1990s saw an outpouring of public and sometimes scholarly concern about the rise of multiculturalism in American colleges and universities.∞ The furor has died down somewhat since...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391593-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9159-3
... 14 J. Donald Moon THE POSSIBILITY OF MORAL EDUCATION IN THE UNIVERSITY TODAY Both students and faculty today tend to be skeptical about the possibility of moral education. Indeed, one sometimes suspects that there is little consensus about the objectives of...
Published: 02 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391876-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9187-6
... responsibilities of individuals who are conceptualized as a community. eBay and craigslist also make related claims about sexual free- dom and institute community morals and rules. Craig Newmark, the site’s developer, heard about a woman arranging sexual encounters through craigs- list and argued that the...
Published: 30 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388791-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8879-1
... Chapter 5 WARTIME RUMORS AND MORAL TRUTHS TOO MUCH RADIO KABI War, violence, displacement, and political persecution in Acholi- land have very much set the framework within which action and coping are possible...
Published: 30 April 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388807-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8880-7
...I want us to keep in mind at least two audiences for our work. There are, first of all, the students, for whom studying [social] movements ought to be a moral enterprise. This is a field rich with the stories about human possibility, about moments of transcen- dence, about the times when ordinary...
Published: 04 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387770-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8777-0
...Moral Education in the Modern University Address to the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 8 November 1996 Colleges and universities assert that we are engaged in educat- ing leaders for our nation...
Published: 20 February 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383482-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8348-2
... Nancy Ries ‘‘Honest Bandits’’ and ‘‘Warped People Russian Narratives about Money, Corruption, and Moral Decay In the 1980s, we started with pluralism, and ended with banditism. —Vitalii Tsepliaev, ‘‘Onward, to the Triumph of Capitalism Perestroika (1986–1991) was an era of fervent...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380498-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8049-8
... III Writer in Residence 1·Moral Turpitude 101 In the beginning, the Dean said, “No problem, he’s artistic, et- cetera. Forget it, he’s tenured,” when a student reported to him that Lucchesi had begun the Fall semester by telling his semi- nar in classic American...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380498-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8049-8
... practicing Christian?” Laughing hard, the Dean embraces Lucchesi and says, “I am so sorry, because I just love your artistic orientation.” 2·Advanced Moral Turpitude I’ve been tempted by the Succulent Devils of Sloth to write my secrets in public print: the literary disgrace of our time...