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America's crisis of values : reality and perception, Wayne Baker

Label
America's crisis of values : reality and perception
Title
America's crisis of values
Title remainder
reality and perception
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception that the nation is in moral decline. It looks at the question from a variety of angles, examining traditional values, secular values, religious values, family values, economic values, and others. Using unique data from the World Values Surveys
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Baker, Wayne E
Dewey number
303.3/72/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social values
  • Social ethics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America's crisis of values : reality and perception, Wayne Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: A Question of Values; The Widespread Perception of Crisis; Three Ways to Think About a Crisis of Values-Loss, Unfavorable Comparison, and Division; Threats to America as an Imagined Community; Conclusion; CHAPTER TWO: America's Values in Global Context; Two Dimensions of Cultural Variation and Change; Global Cultural Maps; Loss of Traditional Values; Unfavorable Comparisons with Other Societies; Why Have Some Values Changed and Others Stayed the Same?; Conclusion; CHAPTER THREE: Culture War
  • The Culture War ThesisThe Polarization of Americans; Linkage of the Hierarchy of Beliefs; The Connection between Social Capital and Moral Visions; Is There an American Culture War-Could There Be?; Conclusion; CHAPTER FOUR: Dynamics of Crisis; Tides of American History; An Interpretation of the Dynamics of Crisis; Conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE: The Search for Meaning; Mixed Systems, Cultural Contradictions, and Cognitive Dissonance; Rising Spirituality and the "New Age"; The Special Role of Absolutism in America; An Integration of Opposites; Summary of Key Findings; APPENDIX A: World Values Surveys
  • APPENDIX B: Statistical TablesNotes; Index
Control code
ocn868973042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849628
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868973042
Label
America's crisis of values : reality and perception, Wayne Baker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: A Question of Values; The Widespread Perception of Crisis; Three Ways to Think About a Crisis of Values-Loss, Unfavorable Comparison, and Division; Threats to America as an Imagined Community; Conclusion; CHAPTER TWO: America's Values in Global Context; Two Dimensions of Cultural Variation and Change; Global Cultural Maps; Loss of Traditional Values; Unfavorable Comparisons with Other Societies; Why Have Some Values Changed and Others Stayed the Same?; Conclusion; CHAPTER THREE: Culture War
  • The Culture War ThesisThe Polarization of Americans; Linkage of the Hierarchy of Beliefs; The Connection between Social Capital and Moral Visions; Is There an American Culture War-Could There Be?; Conclusion; CHAPTER FOUR: Dynamics of Crisis; Tides of American History; An Interpretation of the Dynamics of Crisis; Conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE: The Search for Meaning; Mixed Systems, Cultural Contradictions, and Cognitive Dissonance; Rising Spirituality and the "New Age"; The Special Role of Absolutism in America; An Integration of Opposites; Summary of Key Findings; APPENDIX A: World Values Surveys
  • APPENDIX B: Statistical TablesNotes; Index
Control code
ocn868973042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849628
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868973042

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