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The Courage for Civil Repair

Narrating the Righteous in International Migration

Editors: Tognato, Carlo, Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya, Alexander, Jeffrey C. (Eds.)

  • Uses civil sphere theory to illuminate civil courage and how it manifests in cross-group solidarity efforts
  • Outlines efforts of civil repair (acts that seek to include social group in the civil community that were previously excluded) from the US, Latin America, Europe, Australia
  • Brings new insight into CST into conversation with migration studies, social solidarity and altruism studies, and literature on “the righteous” 
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This original, scholarly collection of essays investigates the intersections of large-scale international migration and solidarity-building. Unpacking how civil courage occurs, under what forms, and what sustains it, Carlo Tognato, Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, and Jeffrey C. Alexander bring together authors to explore a new theory of the exemplary individual or collective in the recent age of “migration crises”—actors who stand against injuries or injustices toward migrants, even when it is costly or risky in a context of hostility or indifference. A resource for those interested in the triggers and safeguards of democracy and civil society, and for scholars and practitioners alike, this volume offers empirical case studies from the US, Europe, Australia, and Latin America of cross-group solidarity efforts. 

About the authors

Carlo Tognato is Visiting Scholar the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, USA.

Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky is Associate Professor of Sociology at Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

Jeffrey C. Alexander is Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, USA, and the founder and co-director of Yale’s Center for Cultural Sociology. 

Reviews

"Given this moment of heightened xenophobia and nationalism, this book could not be more timely. Not only does it shed light on the underlying cultural processes that make some migrants ‘deserving’ while others get treated as undesirable burdens, it also helps identify the conditions that lead to successful mobilization on migrants' behalf. By bringing together cases from across the world, and incorporating the voices of a range of relevant actors, The Courage for Civil Repair makes an important contribution to theory and practice."

—  Peggy Levitt, Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College, USA, and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, USA


“The original scholarship and unique insights that inform The Courage for Civil Repair cannot be ignored. The contributors behind this timely work build upon the ‘Righteous among the Nations,’ a post-World War II official designation meant to enshrine the heroic actions of non-Jews who risked it all to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Here they refashion this distinction for a new age in order to salute today’s upstanders for their efforts to relieve the suffering of migrants and refugees across the globe. In the wake of ethnonational polarization and rampant nativism, each chapter sheds light on exemplary stories of community mobilization, empathy,  solidarity and courage in the face of startling indifference.”

—Alejandro Baer, Associate Professor of Sociology and Stephen C. Feinstein Chair and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Courage for Civil Repair
Book Subtitle
Narrating the Righteous in International Migration
Editors
  • Carlo Tognato
  • Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky
  • Jeffrey C. Alexander
Series Title
Cultural Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44590-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44590-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44589-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 370
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