The Pursuit of Loneliness

The Pursuit of Loneliness

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by Philip Slater
     
 

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In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national 'addiction' to technology.See more details below

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In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national 'addiction' to technology.

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"The Pursuit of Loneliness is still worth reading because it honors the mission of sociology not to train a caste of knowers but to contribute to society's knowledge of itself." – from the introduction by Todd Gitlin

"If I had to select a single book by which to tell a stranger what life in this country has become and why, it would be this one." – Edgar Z. Friedenberg in The New York Review of Books

"A brilliant, sweeping and revelant critique ... An insightful, well-written, and thought-provoking book that illumines each of the many aspects of American culture that it touches." –  Kenneth Keniston in The New York Times

Booknews
Twentieth-anniversary edition of Slater's classic critique of American culture--including romantic love, violence, sex roles, drugs, the car culture, economic inequality, and materialism--with a new introduction by Todd Gitlin. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807042014
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
675,604
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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