Healthy Conflict in Contemporary American Society: From Enemy to Adversary

Develops an approach to contemporary religious, moral, and political conflicts in which conflict may be constructively reframed and creatively engaged toward productive democratic practice

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Main Author: Springs, Jason A.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Cambridge University Press 2018
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Springs, Jason A: Healthy Conflict in Contemporary American Society : From Enemy to Adversary. - New York : Cambridge University Press,c2018. - 9781108424424
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Summary:Develops an approach to contemporary religious, moral, and political conflicts in which conflict may be constructively reframed and creatively engaged toward productive democratic practice
Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Epigraph -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I Pragmatist Repertoires -- 1 The Difficulty of Imagining Other Persons, Reimagined -- The History and Character of Moral Progress -- The Difficulties of Imagining Other Persons -- 2 Turning the Searchlight Inward -- "Halfway Between Sermon and Social Theory" -- Conclusion: "The first time as tragedy" -- 3 To Let Suffering Speak -- Prophetic Pragmatism -- The Indispensability of Critique for Reducing Violence, Cultivating Justice, and Transforming Conflict -- The Limits of Critique -- Occupy Wall Street as Fugitive Democracy -- Fugitive Democracy, Democratic Faith, and Hope against Hope -- 4 The Prophet and the President -- Bearing Witness -- Prophetic Rage -- Skittles and Juice: Prophetic Rage Meets Moral Imagination -- 5 Testing the Spirits -- Prophecy without Contempt? -- The Prophetic as an Ingredient to Healthy Conflict -- Conclusion -- 6 "Dismantling the Master's House" -- Resistance and Transformation -- The Problem with "Power Analysis" -- Freedom through Constraint by Norms -- Dismantling the Master's House: Objections and Replies -- Conclusion -- Part II Beyond American Intolerance -- 7 Giving Religious Intolerance Its Due -- The Religion in Public Life Debates: Culture of Disbelief and Prospects for a Post-Secular Society -- The Politics of Recognition and the Fusion of Horizons -- Hegemony and Fundamentalist Strategy -- Nietzsche or Wittgenstein? -- Conclusion -- 8 Looking It Up in Your Gut? -- When the Culture Wars Came to Campus -- Religious Dissension and Healthy Conflict -- When Tolerance Is Not Enough -- Speaking Truthiness to Power -- Strategic Nonviolence as a Mode of Healthy Conflict -- Violence that Works on the Soul -- From King to Colbert -- Looking It Up in Your Gut
Conclusion -- 9 Islamophobia, American Style -- The French Muslim Schoolgirl Menace and the Limits of the "Phobia" Lens -- From Symptoms to Structure and Culture -- Revisiting the French Headscarf Controversy: Civic Nationalism and Violence -- Islamophobia American Style? -- Beyond the Myth of the American Religious Free Market: From Lazy to Strenuous Pluralism -- Reimagining Religious Intolerance: Strenuous Pluralism and Identity Innovation -- French Islam, Healthy Conflict, and Strenuous Pluralism -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Select Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:1108342736