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The problem with this theory is that Progressivism was always concerned with matters far beyond helping poor people pay their rent.
Like other secular religions, Progressivism is always frustrated in its efforts to establish "social justice" abroad and at home.
After an introductory chapter in which she explains and explores the phenomenon of Progressivism and lays out her key arguments concerning its usefulness as a critical apparatus, Luckett divides her study into six further chapters.
This issue of reason is filled with such stories about progressivism gone terribly wrong.
Progressivism was a middle class movement directed at a school population that was mostly working class.
Peer progressivism stands in contrast to what postmodernist philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari might refer to as an arborescent: a system in which all information points toward--and all decisions radiate from--the center.
The attention to the lesser-known leaders who took Progressivism into the churches, union halls, and women's clubs stands as the book's greatest achievement.
One might wonder why I chose the political doctrine of progressivism as my topic for this article, (1) probably because the progressive orientation might be considered somewhat obsolete nowadays and has few chances of being revived.
Like Obama's new progressivism, the old or original progressivism championed a vision of democracy that sometimes conflicted with ordinary people's opinions and preferences.
Given the similarity of the concerns of social work and progressivism, it has been argued that because social work from its earliest days adopted a "tradition" of humanitarian social reform--called the "American tradition" by Cohen (1958)--the profession has essentially become identical with progressivism in all major respects.
Back-to-basics advocates Hyman Rickover and Arthur Bestor, among others, had led the charge against progressivism in the 1950's.
Discussions of progressivism revealed the diffusion of political ideas, the range of progressive reform ideas, and the distinct regional preoccupations that shaped national movements.