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Individualism & commitment in American life : readings on the themes of Habits of the heart

Author: Robert N Bellah
Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future.
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Individualism & commitment in American life.
New York : Perennial Library, ©1987
(OCoLC)747303237
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Bellah
ISBN: 0060961910 9780060961916
OCLC Number: 16091367
Description: xi, 475 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one: Introducation --
"America’s cultural conversation” / Robert N. BelIah --
from Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville --
Part two: The roots of tradition --
, “A modell of Christian charity” / John Winthrop --
“First inaugural address” / Thomas Jefferson --
Aristocracy and Liberty” / Thomas Jefferson --
from Autobiography / Benjamin Franklin --
from Leaves of Grass / Walt Whitman --
Part three: Selfhood and society --
from “Self-reliance” / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
from The Lonely Crowd / David Riesman --
from “In a different voice” / Carol Gilligan --
from Advertisements for myself / Norman Mailer --
from Report from part one / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Part four: Love, marriage, and family --
from “New rules” / Daniel Yankelovich --
from “Love and adulthood in American culture” / Ann Swidler --
from The bonds of womanhood / Nancy Cott --
from “I stand here ironing” / Tillie Olsen --
Part five: Therapeutic thinking and social relations --from The inner American / JosephVeroff, Elizabeth Douvan, and Richard Kulka --
from Therapy and technique / Philip Rieff --
from The managed heart / Arlie Hochschild --
“The gestalt prayer” / Fritz Pens --
from “Civility and psychology” / Robert Coles (cont.) Part six: The cultural forms and limits of individualism --
from Adventure, mystery, and romance / John G. Cawelti --
from Class differences and sex roles in American kinship and family structure / David M. Schneider and Raymond T. Smith --
from After virtue / Alasdair Maclntyre --
“Reflections in a glass eye” / David Black --
Part seven: Community --
from Canarsie / Jonathan Rieder --
from ‘“The origins of the underclass” / Nicholas Lemann --
“Rich friends” /Howard Husock --
from The segmented society / Robert H. Wiebe --
Part eight: Callings: work and citizenship --
from Moby Dick / Herman Melville --
from Lives of a cell / Lewis Thomas --
from The culture of professionalism / Burton Bledstein --
from Free spaces / Sara M. Evans and Harry C. Boyte --
from “Letter from Birmingham jail” / Martin Luther King, Jr. (cont.) Part nine: Religion --
from Americans together / Hervé Varenne --
from “Preachers of paradox” / George M. Marsden --
“Conversion and cultural change” / Steven M. Tipton --
“Revival in America” / Jerry Falwell --
“Courage of conviction: the call of conscience” / Jesse Jackson --
from The social sources of denominationalism / H. Richard Niebuhr --
Part ten: The national society --
from The federalist papers / James Madison --
from Individualism: old and new / John Dewey --
from Reconstructing public philosophy / William M. Sullivan --
“Farewell address” / Dwight D. Eisenhower --
“First inaugural address” / Ronald Reagan --
“Two cities” / Mario Cuomo --
Part eleven: Visions of the future --
“Economic justice for all: Catholic social teaching and the U.S. economy” / National Conference of Catholic Bishops --
from Toward the future / Lay Commission on Catholic Social Teaching and the Economy --
from “Modern Language Association presidential address 1980” / Helen Vendler --
from The unsettling of America / Wendell Berry.
Other Titles: Individualism and commitment in American life.
Responsibility: editors, Robert N. Bellah [and others].

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First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future.

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