Cut off in traffic? Bumped without apology on the subway? Forced to listen to a profane conversation in a public space? In today's Western societies, many feel that there has been a noticeable and marked decrease in mutual consideration in both public and private settings. Are we less civil now than in the past? Benet Davetian's masterful study Civility: A Cultural History responds to this question through a historical, social, and psychological discussion of the civility practices in three nations - England, France, and the United States. Davetian's rich, multi-dimensional review of civility from 1200 to the present day provides an in-depth analysis of the social and personal psychology of human interaction and charts a new course for the study and understanding of civility and civil society. Civility addresses major topics in public discourse today regarding the ideals and practices of civility and the possibility of a future civility ethic capable of inspiring cooperation across cultural and national boundaries.
After Grandparenting and Corruption, this is the third in a trilogy of books on how to make better communities in which business and citizens alike can prosper. It deals with techniques for achieving a greater degree of respect and trust among strangers in public settings.
Human Development, Narcissism, and the Good Audience
Author: Harold Barrett
Pubpsher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
This book relates the concept of civility to rhetorical disposition, and incivility to indisposition. The author discusses classical rhetorical theory and interprets it for use in all interactions, exploring origins in infancy of the rhetorical disposition and the rhetorical indisposition. He provides four case-study chapters of the lives of individuals illustrating unhealthy narcissism and rhetorical failure -- Jim Jones, Joseph McCarthy, Paul Morel, and Tiberius Gracchus. These cases illustrate how unfavorable narcissism can give adverse direction to the rhetorical imperative and lead to problems in relationships. Barrett offers a rhetorical corrective.
Release on 2005 | by Paul A. Elsner,George R. Boggs
Author: Paul A. Elsner,George R. Boggs
Pubpsher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col
Peer inside community college campuses to witness unexpected and often unprecedented incivility encountered by community college leaders. Real-life experiences, observations, lessons, and recommendations will help you gain expert knowledge on how to handle crises in your academic environment. Discover successful strategies for maintaining and encouraging an atmosphere of civility under even the most hostile conditions on campus or in the community.
Release on 2007 | by Rod Troester,Cathy Sargent Mester
Author: Rod Troester,Cathy Sargent Mester
Pubpsher: Peter Lang
Category: Business & Economics
Civility has become one of the new century's -hot-button- words. This book explores popular and commercial concerns about civility from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Background principles of communication and the history and scope of civility are examined, setting the stage for specific elaboration of recommended practices in six particular business communication contexts. Explanations and recommendations for civil communication include concrete examples from America's leading corporations as well as testimony from communication professionals currently working in business and industry."
Release on 1999-09-30 | by Ronald C. Arnett,Pat Arneson
Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships
Author: Ronald C. Arnett,Pat Arneson
Pubpsher: SUNY Press
Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age offers a philosophical and pragmatic response to unreflective cynicism. Considering that each of us has faced inappropriate cynical communication in families, educational institutions, and the workplace, this book offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.