The Resource The therapeutic state : justifying government at century's end, James L. Nolan, Jr

The therapeutic state : justifying government at century's end, James L. Nolan, Jr

Label
The therapeutic state : justifying government at century's end
Title
The therapeutic state
Title remainder
justifying government at century's end
Statement of responsibility
James L. Nolan, Jr
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An analysis of the commingling of the therapeutic and political cultures in America. Nolan (anthropology and sociology, Williams College) supplies his background by looking at trends such as the emotivist ethic, the pathologization of human behavior, the rise of a new priestly class, and the legiti
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
306.2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA75.7
LC item number
.N65 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The therapeutic state : justifying government at century's end, James L. Nolan, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-387) and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The therapeutic culture. The emancipated self. The emotivist ethic. A new priestly class. The pathologization of human behavior. Victimization. The therapeutic ethos -- Legitimation of the state. Theoretical considerations. Older sources of legitimation. State expansion. Public disenchantment. The therapeutic alternative -- Civil case law. Personal injury law. The doctrinal history of emotional damage cases. Recovery of emotional damages in the new legal climate. Psychologists as expert witnesses. Litigation reform : therapeutic and utilitarian defenses -- Criminal justice. Drugs and crime. The historical antecedents to therapeutic justice. Courtroom therapy. Prison therapy -- Public education. The colonial period. Universal free education. Compulsory education. The progressive era. The cosmopolitan era. Therapeutic education. In a state of esteem -- Welfare policy. Congress and the well-being of children. Child labor laws and the Children's Bureau (1906-1912). The Sheppard-Towner Act (1921). Social Security and Emergency Wartime Aid to Children (1939-1945). Head Start and Operation Good Start (1965-1970). Head Start and Child Abuse Bills (1985-1990). Welfare reform : rejection or extension of therapeutic welfare? Excursus : the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill hearings -- Political rhetoric. The therapeutic president. Political oratory. The Lincoln-Douglas debates. The Kennedy-Nixon debates. The Reagan-Mondale debates. The Clinton-Bush-Perot debates. The talk show debate. The therapeutic candidate. The triumph of therapeutic discourse -- The therapeutic state. Therapeutic utilitarianism. A postmodern state? An assessment of the continuing dialogue. Therapeutic coercion. Legitimation reconsidered. The problem of consent. The paradox of unintended consequences. Summary
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ocn906967777
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814757918
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt8jv815
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not applicable
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.b32977700
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)906967777
  • jstor0814759289

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