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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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The Cost of Community

The Cost of Community

(p.159) Eleven The Cost of Community
Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

Lachs contends that since social relations and structures are predicated on the notion of one individual performing a task on behalf of another, mediation lies at the heart of every society. Mediation's chief benefit is making possible complex communal behavior, but its costs include readiness to manipulate others, a growing sense of passivity and impotence, and an increase in the psychic distance between humans and their acts.

Keywords:   Community, Mediation, Social costs

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