The Resource The home we build together : recreating society, Jonathan Sacks

The home we build together : recreating society, Jonathan Sacks

Label
The home we build together : recreating society
Title
The home we build together
Title remainder
recreating society
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Sacks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Multiculturalism has run its course, and it is time to move on." So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism, intended to reduce social frictions, is today reinforcing them, Sacks argues for a new approach to national identity. We cannot stay with current policies that are producing a society of conflicting ghettos and non-intersecting lives, turning religious bodies into pressure groups rather than society-building forces. Britain, he argues, will have to construct a national narrative as a basis for identity, reinvigorate the concept of the common good, and identify shared interests among currently conflicting groups. It must restore a culture of civility, protect "neutral spaces" from politicization, and find ways of moving beyond an adversarial culture in which the loudest voice wins. He argues for a responsibility- rather than rights-based model of citizenship that connects the ideas of giving and belonging. Offering a new paradigm to replace previous models of assimilation on the one hand, multiculturalism on the other, he argues that we should see society as "the home we build together", bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good. Sacks warns of the hazards free and open societies face in the twenty-first century, and offers an unusual religious defense of liberal democracy and the nation state
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sacks, Jonathan
Dewey number
323.650941
Index
index present
LC call number
DA44
LC item number
.S23 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Consensus (Social sciences)
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Common good
  • Political culture
  • Nation-state
  • Citizenship
  • Common good
  • Consensus (Social sciences)
  • Democracy
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nation-state
  • Nationalism
  • Political culture
  • Social policy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The home we build together : recreating society, Jonathan Sacks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Society as country house, hotel, or home -- A brief history of multiculturalism -- The defeat of freedom in the name of freedom -- Victims -- Technology and the fragmentation of culture -- The inward turn -- A forgotten political classic -- Social contract, social covenant -- Telling the story -- The responsible society -- The home we build together -- The uses of consent -- Who am I? -- Face-to-face, side-by-side -- Civility -- Multiculturalism or tolerance? -- Mending the broken family -- A religious defense of liberal democracy -- A time to build
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780826423498
Lccn
2009502478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1723859
  • (OCoLC)277204442
  • 1713518
  • (OCoLC)ocn277204442
  • 1713518
  • 1723859
  • 1723859
Label
The home we build together : recreating society, Jonathan Sacks
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Society as country house, hotel, or home -- A brief history of multiculturalism -- The defeat of freedom in the name of freedom -- Victims -- Technology and the fragmentation of culture -- The inward turn -- A forgotten political classic -- Social contract, social covenant -- Telling the story -- The responsible society -- The home we build together -- The uses of consent -- Who am I? -- Face-to-face, side-by-side -- Civility -- Multiculturalism or tolerance? -- Mending the broken family -- A religious defense of liberal democracy -- A time to build
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780826423498
Lccn
2009502478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1723859
  • (OCoLC)277204442
  • 1713518
  • (OCoLC)ocn277204442
  • 1713518
  • 1723859
  • 1723859

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