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Derber, Charles

Overview
Works: 40 works in 224 publications in 2 languages and 13,991 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HN90.V5, 306.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Derber
Corporation nation : how corporations are taking over our lives and what we can do about it by Charles Derber( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just as the original Populist movement of the nineteenth century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends that a new, positive populism can help contemporary Americans regain control of their lives. In clear, straightforward language, free from the rhetoric of left or right, he calls for changes in our corporate system, changes designed to keep corporations wealthy (business leaders, take note!) while making them accountable to the people. From rewriting corporate charters to changing our consumer habits, Derber offers new visions for business and empowering strategies by which we all can make a difference."--Jacket
The wilding of America : how greed and violence are eroding our nation's character by Charles Derber( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a fascinating twist of perspective, Derber reveals startling links between criminal wilding on the street, emotional wilding in families, economic wilding on Wall Street, political wilding in Washington, and other forms of "legitimate" sociopathic behavior. He argues that morally these actions are different, but socially they reflect the unbridled pursuit of self-interest. Through the lens of this broader view of wilding, Derber examines such cases as O.J. Simpson, Tonya Harding, Susan Smith, Lyle and Erik Menendez, Michael Milken, the S & L and Orange County scandals, and such issues as corporate greed, screen violence, campus cheating and hazing, drug dealing, child and spouse abuse, and the Newt Gingrich revolution. In The Wilding of America, Derber makes a cogent and compelling case that wilding extends far beyond random violence by youth gangs
People before profit : the new globalization in the age of terror, big money, and economic crisis by Charles Derber( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the globalization debate will be radically changed by recent conflicts and economic turbulence, challenging readers to reconsider the rules of globalization in order to enable its potential as an agent of democracy
The pursuit of attention : power and individualism in everyday life by Charles Derber( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nuclear seduction : why the arms race doesn't matter--and what does by William A Schwartz( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power in the highest degree : professionals and the rise of a new Mandarin order by Charles Derber( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors show how, by dispensing self-interested and morally colored judgments as scientific truth, modern professionals are trying to monopolize what passes for objective knowledge."--Jacket
The pursuit of attention : power and ego in everyday life by Charles Derber( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects just how self-absorbed we have become-and are still becoming-in today's increasingly egocentric world
Greed to green : solving climate change and remaking the economy by Charles Derber( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism : should you buy it? an invitation to political economy by Charles Derber( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before there was economics, there was political economy, an interdisciplinary adventure boldly and critically seeking to understand capitalism. Over time, the social sciences evolved into specific disciplines--economics, sociology, political science--that less often questioned capitalist perspectives and the state. This accessible and hopeful book is a call to everyone--citizen, student, public intellectual--to revive the critical edge and ask if capitalism provides a society that promotes the well-being, indeed the survival, of humanity. It contrasts three traditions--neoclassicism, Keynesianism, and neo-Marxism--tracing the historical development of each and evaluating whether it views capitalism as the root cause of or the solution to the pressing problems now facing humanity, including war, poverty, racial and sexual inequality, and environmental crisis."--Publisher's website
What's left? : radical politics in the postcommunist era by Charles Derber( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money, murder, and the American dream : wilding from Wall Street to Main Street by Charles Derber( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1989 a gang of teenagers attacked and raped a jogger in New York City's Central Park. This horrific crime was dubbed "wilding" by the press. Charles Derber maintains that the chilling antisocial mentality behind this offense is far more widespread than we would like to believe, a symptom of a growing "wilding epidemic." Through examples such as Charles Stuart, who allegedly murdered his wife for insurance money, Derber asserts that it is those most devoted to realizing the American Dream who are often the most ruthless. Wilding is becoming one way to make it in America today. Derber broadens the term "wilding" to mean any relentless pursuit of gratification or self-interest at the expense of others. He shows that its less extreme forms, neither violent nor criminal, have become commonplace and are even considered necessary to get ahead. He identifies startling links between economic wilding on Wall Street, political wilding in Washington, emotional wilding in families, and criminal wilding on the street. Wilding starts at the top. Derber analyzes recent Wall Street scams such as the S & L scandal and the current banking crisis. He focuses on Washington, too--to examine the motives behind America's role in the Gulf War and to discover how recent government policy has fueled the wilding ethic. As wilding spreads in businesses, schools, and families, Derber shows, it creates a domestic crisis that could culminate in the unraveling of America's social fabric. Derber's far-reaching and passionate final chapter demonstrates how American citizens hold the power to rethink the American Dream and reconstruct a more compassionate and caring society. Money, Murder and the American Dream is a boldly provocative book with an urgent message for our time
The new feminized majority : how Democrats can change America with women' s values by Katherine Adam( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam and Derber describe a new political strategy that targets the feminized base and opens up a window for major social justice movements to make progressive change
Bully nation : how the American establishment creates a bullying society by Charles Derber( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's not just the bully in the schoolyard that we should be worried about. The one-on-one bullying that dominates the national conversation, this timely book suggests, is actually part of a larger problem--a natural outcome of the bullying nature of our national institutions. And as long as the United States embraces militarism and aggressive capitalism, systemic bullying and all its impacts--at home and abroad--will persist as a major crisis. Bullying looks very similar on the personal and institutional levels: it involves an imbalance of power and behavior that consistently undermines its victim, securing compliance and submission and reinforcing the bully's sense of superiority and legitimacy. The similarity, this book tells us, is not a coincidence. Applying the concept of the "sociological imagination," which links private problems and public issues, authors Charles Derber and Yale Magrass argue that individual bullying is an outgrowth--and a necessary function--of a larger social phenomenon. Bullying is seen here as a structural problem arising from systems organized around steep power hierarchies--from the halls of the Pentagon, Congress, and corporate offices to classrooms and playing fields and the environment. Dominant people and institutions need to create a culture in which violence and aggression are seen as natural and just: one where individuals compete over who will be bully or victim, and each is seen as deserving their fate within this hierarchy. The larger the inequalities of power in society, or among nations, or even across species, the more likely it is that both institutional and personal bullying will become commonplace. The authors see the life-long psychological scars interpersonal bullying can bring, but believe it is almost impossible to reduce such bullying without first challenging the institutions that breed and encourage it. In the United States a system of intertwined corporations, governments, and military institutions carries out "systemic bullying" to create profits and sustain its own power. While acknowledging the diversity and savagery of many other bully nations, the authors contend that America, as the most powerful nation in the world--and one that aggressively promotes its system as a model--merits special attention. It is only by recognizing the bullying built into this model that we can address the real problem, and in this, Bully Nation makes a hopeful beginning"--
Sociopathic society : a people's sociology of the United States by Charles Derber( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professionals as workers : mental labor in advanced capitalism by Charles Derber( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regime change begins at home : freeing America from corporate rule by Charles Derber( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"But this regime can be changed. Derber reminds us that there have been previous corporate regimes in American history, and details how the current regime has become by far the most extremist. If the corporate regimes of the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties could be successfully overturned, this one can be, too. Regime Change Begins at Home offers strategies - including a new politics uniting liberals, conservatives, and populists - to create regime change again. Derber describes the social movements now fighting to achieve a new regime. And, most important, Ira shows, step by step, how you, along with your fellow citizens, can make it happen."--Jacket
Morality wars : how empires, the born-again, and the politically correct do evil in the name of good by Charles Derber( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do empire, the born again, and the politically correct have in common? Is patriotism a good thing? Did General Patraeus betray us, or did MoveOn? does morality often serve immoral purposes? This book offers a new way to approach these questions, which lie just beneath our increasingly poisoned political conversation today. Derber and Magrass show that the problem today is not just lying but "immoral morality," doing evil in the name of good. Both Republican and Democratic presidents, they show, have been immoral moralists. The authors explore three ancient codes of immoral morality frighteningly resurrected in America today---those of empire, the politically correct, and the born again. The British preached the White Man's Burden to show empire was a moral obligation. Bush today proclaims that the U.S. must occupy Iraq to spread liberty. Although the right today has recrafted historic arguments that empires bring peace, and fundamentalists battle moral decay, the authors show that the Democratic Party and the left have their own IM, with Democrats supporting empire and the left its own political correctness. America's political divide today is a backlash to the progressive revolution of the 1960s and 1970s---secular, antiwar, and feminist---that created a radical break from traditional values and set the stage for current morality wars. In the spirit of de Tocqueville, this powerful book offers a rich and vivid portrait of America's political landscape, exploring ideas that can help move the nation to a new morality and politics
The wilding of America : money, mayhem, and the new American dream by Charles Derber( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the "wilding" of teen-age gangs as a metaphor to link together street killings, Wall Street "killings," corporate greed, and the Conservative revolution in American society. The American dream champions individualism. But at what price? In this fully updated fifth edition the author chronicles the latest incidents of "wilding"--Acts of self-interested violence or greed that weaken the social fabric. Each chapter of the new edition has been thoroughly revised. New discussions include: an analysis of global corporate power in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis including an in-depth look at factory workers in both Guatemala and South China; an examination of the state of New Orleans in 2009; and a look at the impact of the Obama administration on wilding behavior. In addition, two all new chapters have been added. Chapter 5, Subprime Capitalism, examines the 2008 Wall street collapse including sections on the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, the workings of the housing market, and the role of the media before and after the collapse. Chapter 9, The Tragedy of the Commons, identifies how wilding behavior threatens the building blocks of a good society. This chapter specifically examines the effects of wilding on our public space, social infrastructure, and natural environment
Hidden power : what you need to know to save our democracy by Charles Derber( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughtful, eloquent, and compelling, Hidden Power offers real hope for restoring genuine democracy to America."--Jacket
The surplus American : how the 1% is making us redundant by Charles Derber( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the issues of political economy in the United States during the early twenty-first century and how they can affect under- and unemployment through 2020
 
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Corporation nation : how corporations are taking over our lives and what we can do about it
Alternative Names
Charles Derber American sociologist

Charles Derber Amerikaans professor

더버, 찰스 1944-

Languages
English (175)

Chinese (1)

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The wilding of America : how greed and violence are eroding our nation's characterPeople before profit : the new globalization in the age of terror, big money, and economic crisisThe pursuit of attention : power and individualism in everyday lifeThe nuclear seduction : why the arms race doesn't matter--and what doesPower in the highest degree : professionals and the rise of a new Mandarin orderThe pursuit of attention : power and ego in everyday lifeGreed to green : solving climate change and remaking the economyThe new feminized majority : how Democrats can change America with women' s values