Poor Richard's Principle: Recovering the American Dream through the Moral Dimension of Work, Business, and Money / Edition 1

Poor Richard's Principle: Recovering the American Dream through the Moral Dimension of Work, Business, and Money / Edition 1

by Robert Wuthnow
     
 

"Contributes significantly to our understanding of the major disjunctions of contemporary social life."—Robert Jackall, Williams College

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"Contributes significantly to our understanding of the major disjunctions of contemporary social life."—Robert Jackall, Williams College

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ISBN-13:
9780691058955
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/12/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Question of Moral Restraint3
Ch. 1Having It All - and Wanting More: The Social Symptoms of Cultural Distress17
Ch. 2Making Choices: From Short-Term Adjustments to Principled Lives37
Ch. 3Moral Tradition: The Lost Ambivalence in American Culture59
Ch. 4Shifting Perspectives: The Decoupling of Work and Money85
Ch. 5Accounts: The Changing Meanings of White-Collar Work105
Ch. 6(Not) Talking about Money: The Social Sources and Personal Consequences of Subjectivization138
Ch. 7Getting and Spending: The Maintenance and Violation of Symbolic Boundaries169
Ch. 8The Working Class: Changing Conditions and Converging Perspectives206
Ch. 9Family LIfe: The New Challenges of Balancing Multiple Commitments241
Ch. 10Rediscovering Community: The Cultural Potential of Caring Behavior and Voluntary Service265
Ch. 11The Quest for Spirituality: Ambiguous Voices from America's Religious Communities292
Ch. 12Materialism and Moral Restraint: The Role of Ascetic and Expressive Values331
Ch. 13The Possibilities of Moral Discourse: Limitations, Pathologies, and Challenges357
Methodology375
Notes377
Index427

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