Authority and Trust in US Culture and Society

Interdisciplinary Approaches and Perspectives

In the past two decades, a discourse of crisis has emerged about the democratic institutions and political culture of the US: many structures of authority which people had more or less taken for granted are facing a massive public loss of trust. This volume takes an interdisciplinary and historical look at the transformations of authority and trust in the United States. The contributors examine government institutions, political parties, urban neighborhoods, scientific experts, international leadership, religious communities, and literary production. Exploring the nexus between authority and trust is crucial to understand the loss of legitimacy experienced by political, social, and cultural institutions not only in the United States but in Western democracies at large.

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27 March 2021, ca. 200 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5189-8

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Günter Leypoldt

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Manfred Berg

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Author(s)
Günter Leypoldt / Manfred Berg (eds.)
Book title
Authority and Trust in US Culture and Society Interdisciplinary Approaches and Perspectives
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 200
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 5 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5189-8
Commodity Group
1558
BIC-Code
HBJK JFC DSB
BISAC-Code
HIS036000 SOC022000 LIT004020
THEMA-Code
NHK JBCC DSB
Release date
27 March 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Politik, Sprache, Amerika, Kulturgeschichte, Literatur
Readership
Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Geography, Literature, Religion, History, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Trust, Authority, Populism, Urbanity, US Religion, US Literature, America, Politics, Literature, American History, Policy, American Studies, History, Cultural Studies

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