Fleeing the City: Studies in the Culture and Politics of by M. Thompson

By M. Thompson

This number of essays explores the phenomenon of antiurbanism: the antipathy, worry, and hatred of town. Antiurbanism has been a pervasive counter-discourse to modernity and urbanization specially because the starting of industrialism and the dawning of contemporary lifestyles. many of the realization on modernity has been taken with urbanization and its results. yet because the essays accrued the following display, antiurbanism is an both vital truth because it should be obvious as taking part in a very important position in cultural id, within the formation of the self in the context of modernity, in addition to within the root of many varieties of conservative politics and cultural movements. 

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On the one hand, the ideal of private existence separate from the public sphere was something that was supposed to allow individual liberty to fulfill the dictates of one’s own life choices, or modus vivendi. Freed from the restrictions of tradition, servitude to others, and/or religious dictates, the individual was to have sovereign reign over his existence, the means to this existence, and the particular life path that he chose for himself. The only limiting factor was that these choices and actions were not to interfere with others—the social contract was to create a sphere of action where others would not be harmed by your particular freedom.

See C. Weber and C. Federico, “Interpersonal Attachment and Patterns of Ideological Belief,” Political Psychology 28 (4) (2007): 389–416. 28. Ibid. 29. See Stanley Feldman and Karen Stenner, “Perceived Threat and Authoritarianism,” Political Psychology 18 (4) (1997): 741–770. 30. Stanley Feldman, “Enforcing Social Conformity: A Theory of Authoritarianism,” Political Psychology 24 (1) (2003): 41–74. 31. This is also related to themes of anti-intellectualism. See Richard Hofstadter’s discussion of the distinction between “intellect” and “intelligence” in his Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (New York: Vintage, 1963), 24–51.

42 The increased emphasis on individual and family life has led to a new provincialism that becomes ignorant of other cultures even as the world becomes increasingly global and interdependent in nature. Urban areas provide increased access to newer, denser social networks and expose their inhabitants to difference and modern urban life tends to have more liberal, more tolerant political values as opposed to suburban and rural areas. Historically, this has always been the case, and new research needs to be done into the deeper dynamics of this aspect of urbanism and its implications for modern political life.

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