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The Resource American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow, (electronic resource)

American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow, (electronic resource)

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American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short
Title
American mythos
Title remainder
why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America was built on stories: tales of grateful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Horatio Alger-style transformations, self-made men, and the Protestant work ethic. In this new book, renowned sociologist Robert Wuthnow examines these most American of stories--narratives about individualism, immigration, success, religion, and ethnicity--through the eyes of recent immigrants. In doing so, he demonstrates how the "American mythos" has both legitimized American society and prevented it from fully realizing its ideals. This magisterial work is a reflection and meditation on the national conscio
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Wuthnow, Robert
Dewey number
303.3/72/0973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social values
  • Social ethics
  • United States
  • Immigrants
Label
American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Deep culture and democratic renewal -- Quandaries of individualism -- The justice of privilege -- Self-made men and women -- In America, all religions are true -- Ethnic ties that bind (loosely) -- Saving ourselves from materialism -- Venues for reflective democracy
Control code
ocn438653499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827022
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438653499
Label
American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Deep culture and democratic renewal -- Quandaries of individualism -- The justice of privilege -- Self-made men and women -- In America, all religions are true -- Ethnic ties that bind (loosely) -- Saving ourselves from materialism -- Venues for reflective democracy
Control code
ocn438653499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827022
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438653499

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