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Haven in a Heartless World : Norton Paperback - Christopher Lasch

Haven in a Heartless World

Norton Paperback

Paperback Published: 17th May 1995
ISBN: 9780393313031
Number Of Pages: 256

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One of the earliest and sharpest cultural commentators to investigate the twentieth-century American family, Christopher Lasch argues in this book that as social science "experts" intrude more and more into our lives, the family's vital role as the moral and social cornerstone of society disintegrates-and, left unchecked, so does our political and personal freedom.

Mr. Lasch combines an analytic overview of the psychological and sociological literature on the American family with his own trenchant analysis of where the problem lies. 

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A fascinating, alarming, profound study. . . . [A book] to ponder for years to come.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction
Social Pathologists and the Socialization of Reproductionp. 3
Sociological Study of the Family in the Twenties and Thirties: "From Institution to Companionship"p. 22
Roads Not Taken: Challenges to Sociological Orthodoxyp. 44
Culture and Personalityp. 62
Doctors to a Sick Societyp. 97
The Social Theory of the Therapeutic: Parsons and the Parsoniansp. 111
The Attack on the Nuclear Family and the Search for "Alternate Life-Styles"p. 134
Authority and the Family: Law and Order in a Permissive Societyp. 167
Notesp. 191
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780393313031
ISBN-10: 0393313034
Series: Norton Paperback
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th May 1995
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.03 x 14.07  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.26

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