Hsu, F.L.K., Rugged Individualism
Reconsidered, The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville,TN, 1983.
The opposing factors create a dilemma - an environment that values rugged individualism
and freedom juxtaposed with social requirements that demand responsibility and restraint.
He considered his home state a last outpost of rugged individualism
, and several of his books are set there.
Also, rugged individualism
may be less important a factor than the authors claim.
"We need to replace the myth of rugged individualism
with the image of community where children are viewed as 'ours,' not 'mine' or 'yours,' if children with chronic illness and disabilities are to achieve their tremendous potential for success."
"A big reason why family leave issues in the United States have largely been left up to the determination of employers and employees is because of our culture of rugged individualism
America, with its long history of rugged individualism
and independent action, has characteristically eschewed the type of government support of charitable, arts and educational programs that abound in other parts of the world.
We were challenged with choice between the American system of rugged individualism
and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines--doctrines of paternalism and state socialism.
If its immediate gains were to accrue only to those it represented, the existence of market unionism--the very possibility of organizing--was rooted in a rejection of rugged individualism
and a concomitant defense of the egalitarian ethic.
Arden's work exemplifies the rugged individualism
associated with his native Yorkshire.
(or rugged individualism
) leaves the individual at the mercy of the oligarchs with almost no economic rights and freedoms.
In a society that fetishises self-reliance, the gun speaks to rugged individualism
- each person should be responsible for saving themselves.