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Respect is the objective, unbiased consideration and regard for the rights, values, beliefs and property of all people. Kant's categorical imperative as well as what is commonly understood of being a gentleman incorporate the concept of respect. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respect [Sept 2005]

SYNONYMS  regard, esteem, admiration, respect. These nouns refer to a feeling based on perception of and approval for the worth of a person or thing. Regard is the most general: “I once thought you had a kind of regard for her” (George Borrow). Esteem connotes considered appraisal and positive regard: “The near-unanimity of esteem he enjoyed during his lifetime has by no means been sustained since” (Will Crutchfield). Admiration is a feeling of keen approbation: “Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration” (Matthew Arnold). Respect implies appreciative, often deferential regard resulting from careful assessment: “I have a great respect for any man who makes his own way in life” (Winston Churchill). See also synonyms at --AHD

USAGE NOTE   Regard is traditionally used in the singular in the phrase in regard (not in regards) to. Regarding and as regards are also standard in the sense “with reference to.” In the same sense with respect to is acceptable, but respecting is not.•Respects is sometimes considered preferable to regards in the sense of “particulars”: In some respects (not regards) the books are alike. --AHD

No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture (1989) - Andrew Ross

No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture (1989) - Andrew Ross [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Book Description
The intellectual and the popular: Irving Howe and John Waters, Susan Sontag and Ethel Rosenberg, Dwight MacDonald and Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka and Mick Jagger, Andrea Dworkin and Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Lenny Bruce. All feature in Andrew Ross's lively history and critique of modern American culture. Andrew Ross examines how and why the cultural authority of modern intellectuals is bound up with the changing face of popular taste in America. He argues that the making of "taste" is hardly an aesthetic activity, but rather an exercise in cultural power, policing and carefully redefining social relations between classes.

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