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The Good Citizen

The Good Citizen( )
Editor: Batstone, David
Mendieta, Eduardo
Contribution by: Alcoff, Linda M.
Bellah, Robert N.
Butler, Judith
Christian, Barbara
Lerner, Michael
Takaki, Ronald T.
West, Cornel
Publication Date:Dec 1998
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $100.00
Book Description:

In The Good Citizen,some of the most eminent contemporary thinkers take up the question of the future of American democracy in an age of globalization, growing civic apathy, corporate unaccountability, and purported fragmentation of the American common identity by identity politics.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Civics & Citizenship
Political Science / Political Process / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 2 Inches
Book Weight:1 Pounds
Author Biography
Robert N. Bellah, an American sociologist, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1955 and teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. He is best known for his work on community and religion. Although he has written on religions in nonwestern cultures, he has focused much of his research on the notion of civil religion in the West.

To Bellah, American society confronts a moral dilemma whereby communalism competes with individualism for domination. His most important book, Habits of the Heart (1985), considers the American character and the decline of community. Bellah holds that the radical split between knowledge and commitment is untenable and can result only in a stunted personal and intellectual growth. He argues for a social science guided by communal values.


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