The Good Society by Robert Bellah, Richard Madsen, Steve Tipton, William Sullivan & Ann Swidler

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THE GOOD SOCIETY examines how many of our institutions- from the family to the government itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete proposals for revitalizing them.


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About Robert Bellah, Richard Madsen, Steve Tipton, William Sullivan & Ann Swidler

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Richard Madsen is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five books, including "China's Catholics" (California, 1999). William M. Sullivan is Professor of Philosophy at La Salle University and Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is the author of "Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America" (1995). Ann Swidler is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is "Talk of Love: How Culture Matters "(2001). Steven M. Tipton is Director of the Graduate Division of Religion and Professor of Sociology at Emory University and its Candler School of Theology. He is at work on "Public Pulpits, " a study of religious advocacy in Washington. All four editors are the coauthors, with Robert N. Bellah, of "Habits of the Heart" and "The Good Society.
 
Published February 23, 2011 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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today, ``powerful forces affecting the lives of all of us are not operating under the norms of democratic consent.'' At the same time, most Americans fail to understand that ``autonomy, valuable as it is in itself, is only one virtue among others and that without such virtues as responsibility an...

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Six years ago, in the surprise best-seller Habits of the Heart, Berkeley sociologist Robert Bellah and four colleagues assailed the emptiness of American life.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This book presents a richly developed "public philosophy" as a follow-up to the bestselling 1985 volume, Habits of the Heart.

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