Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - A Nation of Meddlers by Charles Edgley

There was a time when the phrase It's none of your business" meant something. Not anymore. A boorish and persistent army of meddlers, equipped with righteous indignation and a formidable array of theories and technologies, has made almost everyone's business its own. Meddling in the lives of others is now the republic's most visible obsession. From national crusades against bad habits such as drinking, smoking, and gambling to the efforts of a group in Woodbury, Minnesota, to create a fragrance-free work environment, Americans are meddling into each others lives as never before. Often masquerading as social concern or community involvement, the contemporary meddlers intervene in the name of most everything: health, safety, the commonweal, God, and for the sake of the children."Working within the symbolic interactionist tradition of cultural analysis and criticism, Charles Edgley and Dennis Brissett analyze this emergent phenomenon with insightful and provocative descriptions about how we came to be this way, why meddling is so appealing, and how meddling is packaged and marketed. Their conclusion offers wise and sometimes witty cautions about the proper relationship between the individual and society.

Buy A Nation of Meddlers by Charles Edgley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780813333083
ISBN-10: 0813333083
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - A Nation of Meddlers by Charles Edgley

Book Reviews - A Nation of Meddlers by Charles Edgley

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nation of Meddlers book by Charles Edgley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Charles Edgley

Charles Edgley is professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University. Dennis Brissett (deceased) was professor in the Department of behavioural Sciences at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Charles Edgley is professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University. Dennis Brissett (deceased) was professor in the Department of behavioural Sciences at the University of Minnesota at Duluth.

Books By Charles Edgley

Life as Theater by Charles Edgley
Paperback, October 2005
$73.79