The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment

With The Politics of Resentment, Katherine J. Cramer uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the “liberal elite.” Rural voters are distrustful that politicians will respect the ...

Author: Katherine J. Cramer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226349251

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. How could this happen? How is it that the very people who stand to benefit from strong government services not only vote against the candidates who support those services but are vehemently against the very idea of big government? With The Politics of Resentment, Katherine J. Cramer uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the “liberal elite.” Rural voters are distrustful that politicians will respect the distinct values of their communities and allocate a fair share of resources. What can look like disagreements about basic political principles are therefore actually rooted in something even more fundamental: who we are as people and how closely a candidate’s social identity matches our own. Using Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s prominent and protracted debate about the appropriate role of government, Cramer illuminates the contours of rural consciousness, showing how place-based identities profoundly influence how people understand politics, regardless of whether urban politicians and their supporters really do shortchange or look down on those living in the country. The Politics of Resentment shows that rural resentment—no less than partisanship, race, or class—plays a major role in dividing America against itself.
Categories: Political Science

Identity

Identity

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state In 2014, ...

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374717483

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people,” who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy. Identity is an urgent and necessary book—a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment is the first book to examine the role that British Columbia has played in the evolving Canadian unity debate. Philip Resnick explores what makes British Columbia stand apart as a region of Canada.

Author: Philip Resnick

Publisher: IRPP

ISBN: 0774808047

Category: History

Page: 172

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The Politics of Resentment is the first book to examine the role that British Columbia has played in the evolving Canadian unity debate. Philip Resnick explores what makes British Columbia stand apart as a region of Canada. He looks at the views of politicians, opinionmakers, and ordinary British Columbians on their sense of estrangement from central Canada, on the challenges posed by Quebec nationalism, and on what they see as the future of Canadian unity. He concludes with an examination of the likely BC response in the event of a "yes" vote in any future Quebec referendum on sovereignty.
Categories: History

Nation Class and Resentment

Nation  Class and Resentment

This timely book provides an extensive account of national identities in three of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom: Wales, Scotland and England.

Author: Robin Mann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137466747

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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This timely book provides an extensive account of national identities in three of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom: Wales, Scotland and England. In all three contexts, identity and nationalism have become questions of acute interest in both academic and political commentary. The authors take stock of a wealth of empirical material and explore how attitudes to nation and state can be understood by relating them to changes in contemporary capitalist economies, and the consequences for particular class fractions. The book argues that these changes give rise to a set of resentments among people who perceive themselves to be losing out, concluding that class resentments, depending on historical and political factors relevant to each nation, can take the form of either sub-state nationalism or right wing populism. Nation, Class and Resentment shows that the politics of resentment is especially salient in England, where the promotion of a distinct national identity is problematic. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology and politics, will find this study of interest.
Categories: Social Science

Paris Shopkeepers and the Politics of Resentment

Paris Shopkeepers and the Politics of Resentment

The book description for the previously published "Paris Shopkeepers and the Politics of Resentment" is not yet available.

Author: Philip G. Nord

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691054541

Category: Political Science

Page: 539

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The Description for this book, Paris Shopkeepers and the Politics of Resentment, will be forthcoming.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment

But that does not mean that fruitful conversations should not continue. In The Politics of Resentment, Jeremy Engels picks up this thread, examining the costs of violent political rhetoric for our society and the future of democracy.

Author: Jeremy Engels

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271071985

Category: History

Page: 232

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In the days and weeks following the tragic 2011 shooting of nineteen Arizonans, including congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, there were a number of public discussions about the role that rhetoric might have played in this horrific event. In question was the use of violent and hateful rhetoric that has come to dominate American political discourse on television, on the radio, and at the podium. A number of more recent school shootings have given this debate a renewed sense of urgency, as have the continued use of violent metaphors in public address and the dishonorable state of America’s partisan gridlock. This conversation, unfortunately, has been complicated by a collective cultural numbness to violence. But that does not mean that fruitful conversations should not continue. In The Politics of Resentment, Jeremy Engels picks up this thread, examining the costs of violent political rhetoric for our society and the future of democracy. The Politics of Resentment traces the rise of especially violent rhetoric in American public discourse by investigating key events in American history. Engels analyzes how resentful rhetoric has long been used by public figures in order to achieve political ends. He goes on to show how a more devastating form of resentment started in the 1960s, dividing Americans on issues of structural inequalities and foreign policy. He discusses, for example, the rhetorical and political contexts that have made the mobilization of groups such as Nixon’s “silent majority” and the present Tea Party possible. Now, in an age of recession and sequestration, many Americans believe that they have been given a raw deal and experience feelings of injustice in reaction to events beyond individual control. With The Politics of Resentment, Engels wants to make these feelings of victimhood politically productive by challenging the toxic rhetoric that takes us there, by defusing it, and by enabling citizens to have the kinds of conversations we need to have in order to fight for life, liberty, and equality.
Categories: History

Postmodern Politics in Germany

Postmodern Politics in Germany

Analyzing the growth of post-modern politics in the new Left and the new Right from the 1970s in West Germany, this text explores the rise of post-modern politics, its impact on West German society and how it will be affected by the ...

Author: Hans-Georg Betz

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556020147344

Category: Fascism

Page: 197

View: 931

Analyzing the growth of post-modern politics in the new Left and the new Right from the 1970s in West Germany, this text explores the rise of post-modern politics, its impact on West German society and how it will be affected by the challenge of unification.
Categories: Fascism

Thunder on the Right

Thunder on the Right

Drawing from his own experiences as a conservative, Crawford shows that the New Right is, in reality, anticonservative and reveals its damaging effect on the conservative cause

Author: Alan Pell Crawford

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39015005192870

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

View: 501

Drawing from his own experiences as a conservative, Crawford shows that the New Right is, in reality, anticonservative and reveals its damaging effect on the conservative cause
Categories: Political Science

The Politics Of Resentment

The Politics Of Resentment

How could a social stratum, once aligned with the left, end up at the opposite end of the political spectrum? This was the set of problems which The Politics of Resentment took on, and it did so through close analysis of a particular ...

Author:

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412838436

Category: Political Science

Page: 539

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The establishment of the Third Republic in France in the 1870s swept the nobility from power and established republican government supported by the professional classes, the peasantry, and small businessmen. Paris shopkeepers at first allied themselves with this new republican order but then broke away from it, claiming it favored the rise of large department stores that threatened their livelihood. This work offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era of French history. Historians' previous explanations of shopkeeper discontent during the period have centered on the rise of the department store. In contrast, Nord shifts the locus of interpretation to the impact of Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of Paris and the economic crisis of the 1880s on the Paris retail market. In addition, the author challenges the assumption that retailers' protest translates directly into a politics of reaction. His interpretation is an example of social history at its best, and will appeal to those interested in France, social movements, and nineteenth-century Europe. Available for the first time in paperback, this edition includes a new introduction by the author that discusses the book's themes--politics of consumption, nationalism, anti-Semitism--in terms of current historiographical concerns. He also examines whether our own era is not one of political realignment with a potential for right-wing extremism.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment

This work offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era of French ...

Author: William Kornhauser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138537594

Category:

Page: 539

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Introduction to the Transaction Edition -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliographical Abbreviations -- Introduction -- I. The Origins of Shopkeeper Protest -- 1. The Formation of the Ligue Syndicate -- 2. Grands Magasins and Small Shops -- 3. Haussmannization -- 4. The Economic Crisis of the 1880s -- 5. The Crisis of the Palais-Royal: A Local Study -- II. The Politics of Shopkeeper Protest -- 6. Shopkeeper Republicanism: The Ideology of the Ligue Syndicate -- 7. The Boulangist Interlude -- 8. The Shopkeeper Movement Adrift -- 9. The Politics and Economics of Cultural Despair -- 10. Epilogue: In the Aftermath of the Dreyfus Affair -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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The Politics of Losing

The Politics of Losing

In The Politics of Losing, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep trace the parallels between the 1920s Klan and today’s right-wing backlash, identifying the conditions that allow white nationalism to emerge from the shadows.

Author: Rory McVeigh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548700

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 829

The Ku Klux Klan has peaked three times in American history: after the Civil War, around the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and in the 1920s, when the Klan spread farthest and fastest. Recruiting millions of members even in non-Southern states, the Klan’s nationalist insurgency burst into mainstream politics. Almost one hundred years later, the pent-up anger of white Americans left behind by a changing economy has once again directed itself at immigrants and cultural outsiders and roiled a presidential election. In The Politics of Losing, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep trace the parallels between the 1920s Klan and today’s right-wing backlash, identifying the conditions that allow white nationalism to emerge from the shadows. White middle-class Protestant Americans in the 1920s found themselves stranded by an economy that was increasingly industrialized and fueled by immigrant labor. Mirroring the Klan’s earlier tactics, Donald Trump delivered a message that mingled economic populism with deep cultural resentments. McVeigh and Estep present a sociological analysis of the Klan’s outbreaks that goes beyond Trump the individual to show how his rise to power was made possible by a convergence of circumstances. White Americans’ experience of declining privilege and perceptions of lost power can trigger a political backlash that overtly asserts white-nationalist goals. The Politics of Losing offers a rigorous and lucid explanation for a recurrent phenomenon in American history, with important lessons about the origins of our alarming political climate.
Categories: History

The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment

This work offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era of French ...

Author: Philip G. Nord

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 1412804612

Category: History

Page: 539

View: 545

The establishment of the Third Republic in France in the 1870s swept the nobility from power and established republican government supported by the professional classes, the peasantry, and small businessmen. Paris shopkeepers at first allied themselves with this new republican order but then broke away from it, claiming it favored the rise of large department stores that threatened their livelihood. This work offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era of French history. Historians' previous explanations of shopkeeper discontent during the period have centered on the rise of the department store. In contrast, Nord shifts the locus of interpretation to the impact of Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of Paris and the economic crisis of the 1880s on the Paris retail market. In addition, the author challenges the assumption that retailers' protest translates directly into a politics of reaction. His interpretation is an example of social history at its best, and will appeal to those interested in France, social movements, and nineteenth-century Europe. Available for the first time in paperback, this edition includes a new introduction by the author that discusses the book's themes--politics of consumption, nationalism, anti-Semitism--in terms of current historiographical concerns. He also examines whether our own era is not one of political realignment with a potential for right-wing extremism.
Categories: History

Anger and Forgiveness

Anger and Forgiveness

In this volume based on her 2014 'Locke Lectures', Martha C. Nussbaum provides a bracing new view that strips the notion of forgiveness down to its Judeo-Christian roots, where it was structured by the moral relationship between a score ...

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199335879

Category: Anger

Page: 344

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We live in a culture of apology and forgiveness. But while there are a few thinkers who criticize forgiveness in favor of retribution, philosopher and intellectual Martha C. Nussbaum is unique in criticizing the supposed virtue from the other side: forgiveness, Nussbaum asserts, is at itsheart inquisitorial and disciplinary. In this book based on her 2014 Locke Lectures, Nussbaum hones in first on anger and then on forgiveness, so vigorously championed today as a replacement emotion. Arguing that anger includes not only the idea of a serious wrong but also the idea that it would be a good thing if the wrongdoer sufferedsome bad consequence, Nussbaum asserts that anger, so understood, is always normatively problematic in one or the other of two possible ways. One way makes the mistake of thinking that the suffering of the wrongdoer restores the thing that was damaged. The other requires the victim to see the injuryas about relative status and only about that. While anger is sometimes useful as a signal that things have gone wrong, as a motive to address them, and as a deterrent to wrongdoing, its core ideas are profoundly flawed: either incoherent in the first case, or normatively ugly in the second. Neitheris anger as useful as it is often taken to be.Nussbaum goes on to strip the notion of forgiveness down to its Judeo-Christian roots, where the primary moral relationship is that between an omniscient score-keeping God and erring, penitent mortals. The relationship between a wronged human and another is, she says, based on this primary God-humanrelationship. Nussbaum agrees with Nietzsche in seeing in Judeo-Christian forgiveness a displaced vindictiveness and a concealed resentment that are ungenerous and unhelpful in human relations. The process of forgiveness can bolster a narcissistic resentment better eschewed in favor of a newparadigm based on generosity, justice, and truth.
Categories: Anger

Anger from Primordial Rage to the Politics of Hatred and Resentment

Anger  from Primordial Rage to the Politics of Hatred and Resentment

"This work explores and analyzes anger.

Author: Warren D. TenHouten

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1536184535

Category:

Page: 278

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This work explores and analyzes anger. We examine it as a single emotion, and as it commonly occurs in combination with other emotions in complex social relationships that often involve power dynamics. We utilize Robert Plutchik's primary-emotions classification to hierarchically categorize anger and other basic and complex emotions, and we compare constructivist and basic-emotion theories of emotion. We conceptualize the primary emotions--including anger--as prototypical adaptive reactions to key existential problems: temporality, social identity, exchange, and hierarchy; these are represented by the elementary social-relations models, communal-sharing (CS), equity-matching (EM), hierarchical-ranking (HR), and socioeconomic-exchanging (SE). Basic emotions are adaptive reactions to these social-relations models: positive and negative experiences of CS yield joy-happiness and sadness-grief; EM, acceptance/incorporation and disgust/rejection; HR, anger and fear; and SE, anticipation and surprise. Anger is uniquely reactive to both positive and negative experiences of social power. Anger is typically elicited by a perceived threat to the self or to the self's project to preserve or attain valued status, resources, or goals. Anger triggers activate a three-stage sociocognitive appraisal process in which the self: (i) perceives that its social position or valued resource is at stake; (ii) endeavors to modify another actor's social intentions concerning norms of social sharing and social cohesion; and (iii) develops an intention act.We examine emotions in power-based social relations, and define secondary emotional pairings that include anger. We conceptualize a pride-shame system, wherein the emotions of pride (an angry joy) and shame (a fearful sadness) accompany outcomes of success and failure in dominance competitions. We also consider the aggression-alarm system, comprised of aggressiveness (anger and anticipation, and alarm (fear and surprise). We identify two potentially toxic, complex emotions--hatred and resentment---as the essential political emotions. Both share anger as a key component, and also include contempt. While anger-rage is central to hatred, hatred is significantly different for it can be harnessed for pernicious ends, becoming an expression or instrument of power; resentment is more typically an emotion of the powerless, arising as a reaction to unjustified suffering. We link anger, hatred, resentment, and other emotions to contemporary United States politics, particularly to competing political ideologies of globalism-neoliberalism, democratic socialism, and nationalism-populism. Globalists' anger includes disgust, even hatred--directed toward opponents of neoliberal economic globalization. Democratic socialists' and populists' anger can advance from helpless, Nietzschean ressentiment, to a forceful resentment. This process is characterized by an inversion of the four primary emotions of powerlessness (acquiescence, fear, sadness, expectation) into the opposite emotions of empowerment (disgust, anger, joy, and surprise). We hypothesize a parallel inversion of the secondary-level emotions of powerlessness (submissiveness, anxiety, resentment, pessimism, fatalism, and shame) into the opposite secondary emotions of empowerment--contempt, outrage, derisiveness, delight, shock, and pride.
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Politics and Resentment

Politics and Resentment

... and the mobilization of political resentments in general—and counter-cosmopolitanism and antisemitism in particular. Which independent variables, generalizable factors and contributing conditions can be isolated and controlled?

Author: Lars Rensmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004190474

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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Democratic polities continue to be faced with politics of resentment. The first comparative study of its kind, this book rigorously examines the contemporary relevance of antisemitism and counter-cosmopolitan resentments in the European Union and beyond.
Categories: Religion

Empire of Resentment

Empire of Resentment

But, Lawrence Rosenthal argues, what is happening globally is not the emergence but the transformation of right-wing populism.

Author: Lawrence Rosenthal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1620975106

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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From a leading scholar on conservatism, the extraordinary chronicle of how the transformation of the American far right made the Trump presidency possible--and what it portends for the future Since Trump's victory and the UK's Brexit vote, much of the commentary on the populist epidemic has focused on the emergence of populism. But, Lawrence Rosenthal argues, what is happening globally is not the emergence but the transformation of right-wing populism. Rosenthal, the founder of UC Berkeley's Center for Right-Wing Studies, suggests right-wing populism is a protean force whose prime mover is the resentment felt toward perceived elites, and whose abiding feature is its ideological flexibility, which now takes the form of xenophobic nationalism. In 2016, American right-wing populists migrated from the free marketeering Tea Party to Donald Trump's "hard hat," anti-immigrant, America-First nationalism. This was the most important single factor in Trump's electoral victory. In Italy, for example, the Northern League reinvented itself in 2018 as an all-Italy party, switching its fury from southerners to immigrants, and came to power. Rosenthal paints a vivid sociological, political, and psychological picture of the transnational quality of this movement, which is now in power in at least a dozen countries, creating a de facto Nationalist International. The future of democratic politics in the United States and abroad depends on whether right-wing populists stay with this nationalist ideology and whether the liberal and left parties have the political capacity to effect a progressive populism of their own.
Categories: Philosophy

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop

Cramer, The Politics of Resentment, 7. ... Katharine Q. Seelye and Jeff Zeleny, “On the Defensive, Obama Calls His Words Ill-Chosen,” New York Times, April 13, 2008, https://www.nytimes.com/2008/ 04/13/us/politics/13campaign.html.

Author: Lee Drutman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190913861

Category: Political Science

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American democracy is at an impasse. After years of zero-sum partisan trench warfare, our political institutions are deteriorating. Our norms are collapsing. Democrats and Republicans no longer merely argue; they cut off contact with each other. In short, the two-party system is breaking our democracy, and driving us all crazy. Deftly weaving together history, democratic theory, and cutting edge political science research, Drutman tells the story of how American politics became so toxic, why the country is trapped in a doom loop of escalating two-party warfare, and why it is destroying the shared sense of fairness and legitimacy on which democracy depends. He argues that the only way out is to have more partisanship-more parties, to short-circuit the zero-sum nature of binary partisan conflict. American democracy was once stable because the two parties held within them multiple factions, which made it possible to assemble flexible majorities and kept the temperature of political combat from overheating. But as conservative Southern Democrats and liberal Northeastern Republicans disappeared, partisan conflict flattened and pulled apart. Once the parties fully separated, toxic partisanship took over. With the two parties divided over competing visions of national identity, Democrats and Republicans no longer see each other as opponents, but as enemies. And the more the conflict escalates, the shakier our democracy feels. Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop makes a compelling case for large scale electoral reform-importantly, reform not requiring a constitutional amendment-that would give America more parties, making American democracy more representative, more responsive, and ultimately more stable.
Categories: Political Science