Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged

Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged

by Christopher Lasch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393313034

ISBN-13: 9780393313031

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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.
One of the earliest and sharpest cultural commentators to investigate the twentieth-century American family, Christopher Lasch argues in this book that as social

Overview

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.
One of the earliest and sharpest cultural commentators to investigate the twentieth-century American family, Christopher Lasch argues in this book that as social science "experts" intrude more and more into our lives, the family's vital role as the moral and social cornerstone of society disintegrates—and, left unchecked, so does our political and personal freedom.
Mr. Lasch combines an analytic overview of the psychological and sociological literature on the American family with his own trenchant analysis of where the problem lies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393313031
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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