Eleanor Roosevelt's Views on Diplomacy and Democracy

indgår i serie THE WORLD OF THE ROOSEVELTS


Eleanor Roosevelt's Views on Diplomacy and Democracy
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-06-2020
Sprog:
Engelsk
Udgave:
1st ed. 2020.
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"This volume fills a void in current studies of Eleanor Roosevelt. Offering a comprehensive analysis of Roosevelt as a diplomat during the Cold War era, it is particularly insightful in analyzing her position on United States race relations while at the United Nations. It provides a new look at Roosevelt's leadership from an American perspective played out on a global stage."- Maurine H. Beasley, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland College Park, USA"My grandmother was an ardent "small-d" democrat, as well as a Democrat - but she didn't think we were very mature in our living of it! This well-written and illuminating collection of essays, focused on what ER thought it meant to be a global citizen, offers a unique perspective of her views on a host of issues. Let us hope these fresh insights can inspire young people today to construct that better world to which she dedicated much of her life."- Anna Eleanor RooseveltThis book focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt's multifaceted agenda for the world. It highlights her advocacy of human rights, multilateral diplomacy, and transnationalism, and it emphasizes her challenge to gendered norms and racial relations. The essays of this collection describe Eleanor Roosevelt as a public intellectual, a politician, a public diplomat, and an activist. She was, undeniably, one of the protagonists of the twentieth century and a proactive interpreter of the many changes it brought about. She went through two world wars, the harshness of the Great Depression, and the emergence of nuclear confrontation, and she deciphered such crises as the product of misleading nationalism and egoism. Against them, she offered her commitment to people's education as an example of civic engagement, which she considered necessary for the functioning of any democratic order. Such was the world Eleanor Roosevelt envisioned and tried to build - symbolically and practically - one where people, the citizens of the world, may really be at the center of international affairs.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-06-2020
ISBN13:
9783030423148
Vægt:
459 g
Dybde:
17 mm
Bredde:
148 mm
Højde:
210 mm
Format:
Hardback
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