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Habits of the heart : individualism and commitment in American life /
Robert N. Bellah ... [et al.].
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Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c1985.
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xiii, 355 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520053885
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imprint
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c1985.
isbn
0520053885
catalogue key
2157273
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-331) and index.
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"The contemporary benchmark from which to look back and look forward in the continuing inquiry about American character."--Daniel Bell "One of the most penetrating examinations of American individualism I have seen. . . . I hope it will be read and debated for years."--Christopher Lasch, author ofThe Culture of Narcissism
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"The contemporary benchmark from which to look back and look forward in the continuing inquiry about American character."--Daniel Bell "One of the most penetrating examinations of American individualism I have seen. . . . I hope it will be read and debated for years."--Christopher Lasch, author of The Culture of Narcissism
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Meanwhile, the authors' antidote to the American sickness--a quest for democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions--has contributed to a vigorous scholarly and popular debate. Attention has been focused on forms of social organization, be it civil society, democratic communitarianism, or associative democracy, that can humanize the market and the administrative state. In their new Introduction the authors relate the argument of their book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Updated Edition
Preface
Introductory
The Pursuit of Happiness
Culture and Character: The Historical Conversation
Private Life
Finding Oneself
Love of Marriage
Reaching Out
Individualism
Public Life
Getting Involved
Citizenship
Religion
The National Society
Conclusion
Transforming american Culture
Social Science as Public Philosophy
Notes
Glossary
Index
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