Coverart for item
The Resource The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty, (electronic resource)

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

Label
The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty
Title
The American paradox
Title remainder
spiritual hunger in an age of plenty
Statement of responsibility
David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
Creator
Subject
Language
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"
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, David G
Dewey number
306/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Social ethics
  • Communitarianism
  • États-Unis
Label
The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""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""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn122939708
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 414 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130294
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)122939708
Label
The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty, David G. Myers ; foreword by Martin E. Marty, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""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""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn122939708
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 414 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130294
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)122939708

Library Locations

    • InternetBorrow it
      Albany, Auckland, 0632, NZ
Processing Feedback ...