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Conspicuous criticism : tradition, the individual, and culture in modern American social thought

Author: Christopher Shannon
Publisher: Scranton [PA] : University of Scranton Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed., [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Conspicuous Criticism is a ringing defense of the need for religion and tradition in contemporary society. Writing with moral passion and critical verve, Christopher Shannon offers a convincing indictment of the forces that isolate the individual in modern capitalist society and counters more than a century of efforts by modern intellectuals{u00AD} to displace tradition in favor of a humanism that actually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shannon, Christopher, 1962-
Conspicuous criticism.
Scranton [PA] : University of Scranton Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)654685275
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Shannon
ISBN: 1589661192 9781589661196
OCLC Number: 64487275
Notes: Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Description: xxii, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1. The Perspective of Workmanship --
Chapter 2. Middletown as Transition --
Chapter 3. A New Individualism --
Chapter 4. Patterns of Control --
Chapter 5. Culture for What? --
Chapter 6. The Sociological Imagination --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Shannon.
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