ISBN-10:
0520254198
ISBN-13:
9780520254190
Pub. Date:
09/17/2007
Publisher:
University of California Press
Habits of the Heart, With a New Preface: Individualism and Commitment in American Life / Edition 1

Habits of the Heart, With a New Preface: Individualism and Commitment in American Life / Edition 1

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Overview

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. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520254190
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/17/2007
Edition description: First Edition, With a New Preface
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 409,866
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. Richard Madsen is Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego. William M. Sullivan is Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Ann Swidler is Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley. Steven M. Tipton is Professor of Sociology and Religion at Emory University and the Candler School of Theology.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Updated Edition
Preface

INTRODUCTORY
1. The Pursuit of Happiness
2. Culture and Character: The Historical Conversation

PART ONE: PRIVATE LIFE
3. Finding Oneself
4. Love of Marriage
5. Reaching Out
6.
Individualism

PART TWO: PUBLIC LIFE
7. Getting
Involved
8. Citizenship
9. Religion
10. The National Society

CONCLUSION
11. Transforming american Culture

Appendix: Social Science as Public Philosophy
Notes
Glossary

Index

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