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Community In America: The Challenge Of Habits Of The Heart Charles H. Reynolds

Community In America: The Challenge Of Habits Of The Heart

Charles H. Reynolds

Published September 1988
ISBN : 9780520062627
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333 pages
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This book is a companion volume to Habits of the Heart, the highly regarded and widely read study of individualism and commitment in American life first published in 1985. Newsweek called Habits easily the richest and most readable study of AmericanMoreThis book is a companion volume to Habits of the Heart, the highly regarded and widely read study of individualism and commitment in American life first published in 1985. Newsweek called Habits easily the richest and most readable study of American society since David Reismans 50s classic, The Lonely Crowd. Its provocative message has inspired controversy and debate in both the scholarly community and the national media. Community in America continues the discussion called for in Habits by bringing together seventeen noted scholars of American society to explore the prospects for a new American ecology.A wide variety of disciplines, cultural perspectives, and scholarly approaches are represented, ranging from essays that endores Habits and further its arguments to radical critiques of the books fundamental position. Perspectives include political, psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, Afro-American, Roman Catholic, Protestant, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical responses. The editors focus the continuing discussion by identifying several key areas for special attention: culture, moral theory, and social and religious practices.