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Private truths, public lies: the social consequences of preference falsification

Author: Kuran, Timur Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1995.Language: EnglishDescription: 423 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0674707583Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HM261 .K87 1995
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Private Truths, Public Lies The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification Contents Preface ix 3 22 45 60 84 105 118 128 137 157 176 196 205 222 I. Living a Lie 1. The Significance of Preference Falsification 2. Private and Public Preferences 3. Private Opinion, Public Opinion 4. The Dynamics of Public Opinion 5. Institutional Sources of Preference Falsification II. Inhibiting Change 6. Collective Conservatism 7. The Obstinacy of Communism 8. The Ominous Perseverance of the Caste System 9. The Unwanted Spread of Affirmative Action III. Distorting Knowledge 10. Public Discourse and Private Knowledge 11. The Unthinkable and the Unthought 12. The Caste Ethic of Submission 13. The Blind Spots of Communism 14. The Unfading Specter of White Racism IV. Generating Surprise 15. Unforeseen Political Revolutions 16. The Fall of Communism and Other Sudden Overturns 247 261 17. The Hidden Complexities of Social Evolution 18. From Slavery to Affirmative Action 19. Preference Falsification and Social Analysis Notes Index 289 310 326 351 409

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