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Author Monti, Daniel J., Jr

Title Engaging Strangers : Civil Rites, Civic Capitalism, and Public Order in Boston
Published Lanham : Fairleigh Dickinson, 2012
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Contents Foreword: Engaging Strangers and the Banality of Civility / by Zane Miller -- "Lost in Boston" -- Boston by the Numbers -- Brahmins Don't Eat Here Anymore -- Ritualized Crises and Institutional Strangers -- Neighbors Make Good Fences -- The Enchanted Trolley Tour -- "At First We Were Just Civic Friends" -- A Crowded Mother's Day on the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge -- Boston's Tribes -- The Leisure of the Theory Class
Summary Engaging Strangers: Civil Rites, Civic Capitalism, and Public Order in Boston by Daniel J. Monti, Jr. explores how the people of Boston have learned to practice a more congenial and respectful set of civic virtues. Monti provides a model for civic conduct for the rest of America to study and follow, showing how the cultural ideals we share and the civic-minded practices we follow in and out of the business world reflect a mix of liberal and conservative values that work for all of us
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Subject Capitalism -- Social aspects -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
City and town life -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Civil society -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Community life -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Conduct of life -- Social aspects -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Courtesy -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Social classes -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Strangers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Boston (Mass.) -- Economic conditions.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611475929