DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Freely inspired to the book by Alexis De Tocqueville Direction, scenes, lights, costumes by Romeo Castellucci Texts by Claudia. Nel , sessant’anni dopo l’inizio della rivoluzione americana, Alexis de Tocqueville compì un viaggio di studio negli Stati Uniti, durante il quale esaminò . Title, La democrazia in America Classici del pensiero. Author, Alexis de Tocqueville. Editor, Nicola Matteucci. Publisher, UTET, ISBN, .

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In addition, Tocqueville observes that they contributed a synthesis of religion and political liberty in America that was uncommon in Europe, particularly in France. Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America.

The remainder of the book can be interpreted as an attempt to accomplish this goal, thereby giving advice to those people who would experience this change in social states. Its title translates as On Democracy in Americabut English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America.

He calls the Puritan Founding the “seed” of his entire work. University of Chicago Press. He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place.

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This article is about the book written by Tocqueville. According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: Archived from the original on Democracy in America was published in two todqueville, the first in and the other in Equally, in dismissing the country’s interest in science as amerca to pedestrian applications for streamlining ln production of material goods, he failed to imagine America’s burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery.


How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”. Articles with incomplete citations from November All articles with incomplete citations Articles needing cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose from September Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. Noting the rise of the industrial sector in the American economy, Tocqueville, some scholars have argued, also correctly predicted that an industrial aristocracy would rise from the ownership of labor.

Because of his own view that a woman could not act on a level equal to a man, he saw a woman as needing her father’s support to retain independence in marriage. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat While Tocqueville speaks highly of the U.

Married women, by contrast, lost all independence “in the bonds of matrimony” as “in America paternal discipline [by the woman’s father] is very relaxed and the conjugal tie very strict”. They arrived equals in education and were all middle class.

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In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”.

Mutual liberty Soft despotism. He contrasts this to France where there was what he perceived to be an unhealthy antagonism between democrats and the religious, which he relates to the connection between church and state. The Christian Science Monitor. Tocqueville’s views on the United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after Given the social state that was emerging, Tocqueville believed that a “new political science” would be needed, in order to:.


Librairie de Charles Gosselin. He argues that the collapse of aristocracy lessened the patriarchal rule in the family where fathers would control daughters’ marriages, meaning that women had the option of remaining unmarried and retaining a higher degree of independence.

La democrazia in America

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a inn impact on the French population. Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions.

Retrieved 24 June In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. By alesis twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history.

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