The Road to Somewhere

David Goodhart's compelling investigation of the new global politics reveals how the Somewhere backlash is a democratic response to the dominance of Anywhere interests, in everything from mass higher education to mass immigration.

Author: David Goodhart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781849047999


Page: 278

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The political era one is living through always feels messy and fragmented from the inside. But looking back from the future, the first two decades of the 21st century will come to be seen as the moment when the politics of culture and identity rose to challenge the previous politics of leftand right. David Goodhart's searing analysis considers this shift through his novel paradigm of the "nowhere" class and the "somewhere" class.Members of the "Nowhere" class dominate our culture and society. They tend to do well at school, then usually move from home to a boarding university in their late teens and on to a career in the professions that might take them to a capital city or even abroad for a year or two. Such people haveportable "achieved' identities, based on educational and career success, which makes them generally comfortable with new places and people. The"Somewhere" people are by definition more rooted and have ascribed identities based on group belonging and particular places, which is why they often find rapid change disturbing. One core group of Somewheres are often "left behind" - mainly older white working class men with little education.They have lost economically with the decline of well paid jobs for people with little education and culturally, too, with the disappearance of a distinctive working-class culture and the marginalization of their social conservatism in the public conversation. However Somewhere ambivalence aboutrecent social trends spreads far beyond this core group and is shared by many in all social classes.The broad ideology of Nowhere people can be characterized as "progressive individualism." By contrast, the Somewheres are more socially conservative by instinct. This book will contend that the Nowhere people have counted for too much in the past generation and populist parties, such as the TeaParty, have emerged in part as a democratic counter-balance to that dominance. In a democracy the Somewheres cannot, however, be ignored.

The Road to Somewhere

In a world increasingly divided by Brexit and Trump, Goodhart shows how Anywheres must come to understand and respect Somewhere values to stand a fighting chance against the rise of populism.

Author: David Goodhart


ISBN: 0141986972

Category: Political participation

Page: 304

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Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely experiencing the same feeling that many British people have felt every day for years. Fifty years ago, people in leafy North London and people in working-class Northern towns could vote for a Labour party that broadly encompassed all of their interests. Today their priorities are poles apart. In this groundbreaking and timely book, Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps- the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change. In a world increasingly divided by Brexit and Trump, Goodhart shows how Anywheres must come to understand and respect Somewhere values to stand a fighting chance against the rise of populism.

Working World

Like Alice, most of us thinkwe wanttogo“somewhere,” andit takes some experience to learn that, in life, there is no “somewhere.” There is only the road to “somewhere,” and we are always on the way. —David Campbell, IfYou Don't Know ...

Author: Sherry Lee Mueller

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626160545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 539


Now available in a new second edition, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development offers an engaging guide for cause-oriented people dedicated to begin or enhance careers in the now burgeoning fields of international affairs. Mueller and Overmann expand their original dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional to address issues that recognize the meteoric rise of social media and dramatic geopolitical events. They explore how the idea of an international career has shifted: nearly every industry taking on more and more international dimensions, while international skills—linguistic ability, intercultural management, and sensitivity—become ever more highly prized by potential employers. This second edition of Working World offers ten new and four significantly updated profiles as well as new and expanded concepts that include work-life balance, the importance of informational interviews, moving on, and key building blocks for international careers.Like the award-winning first edition, Working World is a rare and valuable resource to students and graduates interested in careers in international affairs, mid-career professionals who want to make a career change or shift, as well as guidance counselors and career center specialists at universities.

The Middle of Somewhere

Her Harley beaus—in lieu of communicating their deep inner feelings about not feeling nurtured by the relationship—would occasionally dump her along the road somewhere, stranded. “She's got three or four she bounces between,” Heifer ...

Author: Clifford Henderson

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781602824430

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 455


Eadie T. Pratt sets out on a road trip in search of a new life and ends up in the middle of somewhere she never expected. Start with one independent, urban lesbian who cashes out her life in San Francisco for a secondhand travel trailer and sets off to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in search of a new life. Add to this a broken-down ’66 T-bird, a bunch of small-town Texas Baptists, a ton of fried food, and a church scandal. Pepper with a hot love interest and a dash of greed, and what you get is Eadie T. Pratt’s road trip gone awry.

Somewhere Along the Way

The Truman girl tends to drive fast, and her old pickup could be broken down or might have slid off the road somewhere. Tell him to work his way toward me as soon as he can.” She shoved her Colt in its holster and snapped the guard.

Author: Jodi Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445143

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Second in the trilogy that's captured America's heart. Ever since she claimed Harmony, Texas, as her home, eighteen-year-old Reagan Truman finds herself drawn to others who have made their way here. Shaped by the loneliness she's known most of her life, Reagan has finally found a place she belongs-and doesn't want anything to get in her way. But when her life is put in jeopardy and the whole town comes together to save her, she'll discover that learning to trust the love that's come into our hearts is the greatest gift of all.

The Complete Works of Count Tolstoi

Demyán said to me: “We need not watch the road; somewhere he will turn off the road, to the right or to the left,—we shall see in the snow. Somewhere he will turn off,—he will not go to the village.” We walked thus about a mile along ...

Author: Leo Tolstoi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732632336

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 731


Reproduction of the original: The Complete Works of Count Tolstoi by Leo Tolstoi

Somewhere We ll Leave the World

Somewhere those flatbeds want to close the gap between heartache and love. I sip coffee. ... her coffee dark as the road somewhere else; she lets me drink coffee for free. I've never understood the difference between dreams and waking, ...

Author: Russell Thorburn

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814342534

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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The poems in Russell Thorburn’s Somewhere We’ll Leave the World are fluid and masterful with a flow that captures an authentic consciousness. These poems breathe and allow the reader breathing room. Powerful images and deft endings arrive like the best kind of emotional left hook—the kind that leaves you wanting more. This book is for long-walkers and dreamers who don’t mind the cold or heat or the miles ahead. The reader is taken on a journey through snowy woods, stopping to confront a wolf or meet with Jim Harrison. Divided into four sections, Somewhere We’ll Leave the World draws on the poet’s own experiences while imagining chance encounters with fictional characters and personal heroes. Before long, it is obvious to the reader that every moment is up for grabs—a late night viewing of Hell Is for Heroes, a drive down Woodward Avenue in a friend’s Volkswagen, a hike through the Mojave National Preserve. Through the book’s filmic scenes, imagine Wim Wenders behind the camera as the poet re-creates the scenes of his own life. In good company with the likes of Charles Bukowski and James Wright, Thorburn tips his hat to those who have come before him, while blazing his own winding and fantastical trail. This thoroughly unique poetry collection gives us an honest and lyrical assessment of national wounds. Fans of surreal poetry will relish Thorburn’s work.

Rules for the Road

Misty would be trying to contact him somewhere during the next hour with a request for him to solve all of her problems both actual and perceived. She had to know where to find him. If they sat down and ordered lunch somewhere in the ...

Author: William Hanna

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450216043

Category: Humor

Page: 284

View: 679


Most travelers leave home Monday morning for a work week in the Chicago office saying "Love yah, see you Friday." the hero in Rules for the Road is a quantum leap from that lucky character. Last Friday afternoon he kissed his wife passionately and said, "Love you, hope to see you before next month arrives." You don't fly home on Friday afternoons when you find yourself halfway around the world. We join our hero on a train in China headed for Nanjing where he and his team are about to begin another round of negotiations with a Chinese company to enter into a joint venture. The meetings, however, quickly take a back seat to the culture of the people, their mannerisms, food, drink and the winsome ways of their women with a personal agenda. When the trip gets extended by an extra week and a half, his life and the temptations of the flesh become almost intolerable. Our loving husband finds himself swept up in dangerous events that he has neither contemplated nor imagined. In other words, the magnetism of his personality has a precarious impact on the women he meets: this Svengali makes swooning ladies act out naughty thoughts.

Somewhere Someday

'Look, he's along the road somewhere between Bedford and here.' Amy sympathised with her but thought it best to cheer her up. 'Whether he's late or early, you said yerself the man won't let you down. It's on its way, that's all you need ...

Author: Josephine Cox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755384556

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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To find peace, she must come face to face with the tragedies of her past... Somewhere, Someday is a heartfelt and breathtaking novel about learning to live with the past, from bestselling author Josephine Cox. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Lindsey Hutchinson. 'Josephine Cox's novels satisfy the romantic in us all yet still provide a life-is-never-easy, gritty read. This is a heartstring-puller' - Next Magazine Kelly knew that, although Barney would always love her, his restless soul would never allow him to stay, but she could never have envisaged how his leaving would alter her life. Alone once more, Kelly finds herself remembering the past: in particular, what happened in the autumn of 1877 and how it destroyed her family. Filled with regrets and wishes that life may have been different, Kelly begins to see that she must confront her past - and only then will she finally be free. What readers are saying about Somewhere, Someday: 'Josephine Cox provides memorable characters that stay with you after the book has been read. [I] really cared about Kelly and Amy. As the plot unravels and family secrets are revealed the book is gripping... I was swept into the lives of the main characters' 'Another superb book that keeps you intrigued throughout, so much so I had difficulty putting it down. A really well written story with [both] heartache and love' 'This book has everything - five stars'

There s a Road Here Somewhere

Well, because the dang thing doesn't have power steering, which means when you run out of so-called road, ... As we drove back another way, Dad said, “There's a road somewhere off to the left, but you can't really see it.

Author: Maria Schneider

Publisher: Bear Mountain Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

View: 560


I’ve been blogging slice of life misadventures for thirty years. Even though I left the rural New Mexico ranch where I grew up, it followed me around, advising me against stepping in cow patties usually after I had just done so. The star of the show in these tales is mostly my dad, recalcitrant cats, rogue cows...and maybe me, the reluctant cowgirl, trying to find that elusive road through life and hoping to find even one driveable road out on the ranch. "There's a Road Here Somewhere" is a compilation of the real life adventures that were the inspiration behind the fictional crime novel, "Soul of the Desert."