Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged

Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged

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by Christopher Lasch
     
 

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In the American political vocabulary, "family" and "family values" no longer simply evoke pictures of harmonious scenes; they also push our buttons (left and right) about what is wrong with society.See more details below

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In the American political vocabulary, "family" and "family values" no longer simply evoke pictures of harmonious scenes; they also push our buttons (left and right) about what is wrong with society.

Editorial Reviews

David Brion Davis - New York Review of Books
“There is no more brilliant exposure of the collective self-deceptions of a 'therapeutic' society in quest of psychic security. . . . [Lasch's] indispensable contribution is the argument that public concern for the plight of the family has commonly masked efforts to subject the family to new forms of outside influence.”
David Hackett Fischer - New Republic
“A brilliant little book. . . . As an analyst of social science literature on the family, Lasch is superb. On balance, his book is the best essay available today on the modern history of the family.”
Chronicle of Higher Education
“A fascinating, alarming, profound study. . . . [A book] to ponder for years to come.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465028832
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/28/1977
Pages:
400

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