Feudal America: Elements of the Middle Ages in Contemporary Society
Do Americans live in a liberal capitalist society, where evenhanded competition rules the day, or a society in which big money, private security, and personal relations determine key social outcomes? Vladimir Shlapentokh and Joshua Woods argue that the answer to these questions cannot be found among the conventional models used to describe the nation. Offering a new analyt...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published April 4th 2011 by Penn State Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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very interesting political sociology, but I had to return it to the library before I could finish. Shlapentokh dissects particular aspects of American society to show how our political and social relationships (between rulers/the ruled) resemble those from feudal times. Recommended if you're sick of hearing people make stupid claims about how the Enlightenment, American Revolution, capitalism, ect changed "everything."