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The Resource The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty

The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty

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The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty
Title
The American paradox
Title remainder
spiritual hunger in an age of plenty
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David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
Title variation
Spiritual hunger in an age of plenty
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eng
Summary
For Americans entering the twenty-first century, it is the best of times and the worst of times. Material wealth is at record levels, yet disturbing social problems reflect a deep spiritual poverty. In this compelling book, well-known social psychologist David G. Myers asks how this paradox has come to be and, more importantly, how to spark social renewal and dream a new American dream. Myers explores the research on social ills from the 1960s through the 1990s and concludes that the materialism and radical individualism of this period have cost us dearly, imperiling our children, corroding general civility, and diminishing our happiness. However, in the voices of public figures and ordinary citizens he now hears a spirit of optimism. The national dialogue is shifting away from the expansion of personal rights and towards enhancement of communal civility, away from efforts to raise self-esteem and towards attempts to arouse social responsibility, away from "whose values?" and towards "our values". Myers analyses in detail the research on educational and other programmes that deal with social problems, explaining which seem to work and why. He then offers positive and well-reasoned advice, suggesting that a renewed social ecology for America will rest on policies that balance "me thinking" with "we thinking."
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Myers, David G
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1928-
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Marty, Martin E.
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  • United States
  • Social ethics
  • Communitarianism
  • Morale sociale
  • Communautarisme
  • États-Unis
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communitarianism
  • Moral conditions
  • Social ethics
  • United States
  • Spiritualiteit
  • Secularisatie (maatschappij)
  • Sociale problemen
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The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Martin E. Marty -- Preface -- 1. The best of times, the worst of times -- 2. The sexual swing -- 3. The past and future of marriage -- 4. America's children -- 5. Violence -- 6. Money and misery -- 7. Individualism and community -- 8. Media, minds, and the public good -- 9. Educating for a moral compass -- 10. Faith and society -- Epilogue
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ocn122939708
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1 online resource (xv, 414 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781281722331
Lccn
99088870
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt111fwf
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)122939708
Label
The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Martin E. Marty -- Preface -- 1. The best of times, the worst of times -- 2. The sexual swing -- 3. The past and future of marriage -- 4. America's children -- 5. Violence -- 6. Money and misery -- 7. Individualism and community -- 8. Media, minds, and the public good -- 9. Educating for a moral compass -- 10. Faith and society -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn122939708
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 414 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281722331
Lccn
99088870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111fwf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)122939708

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