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The pursuit of loneliness

American culture at the breaking point

by Philip Elliot Slater

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • National characteristics, American.,
    • United States -- Civilization -- 1945-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statement[by] Philip E. Slater.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE169.12 .S53 1970
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 154 p.
      Number of Pages154
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4440039M
      ISBN 100807041807
      LC Control Number79101327
      OCLC/WorldCa65742

      "The Pursuit of Loneliness is still worth reading because it honors the mission of sociology not to train a caste of knowers but to contribute to society's knowledge of itself." - from the introduction by Todd Gitlin "If I had to select a single book by which to tell a stranger what life in this country has become and why, it would be this one."/5. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Pursuit of Loneliness by Philip Slater, February , Beacon Press edition, Paperback in .

      The American Dream: The Lonely Selfish Pursuit Of A Better Life; and this possibility of a new life became known as the “American Dream:” the lonely selfish pursuit of a better life. This seed of hope was the plague that begot a largely solitary existence. therefore, leading it to loneliness. North America’s initial allure was. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Pursuit of Loneliness by Philip Slater; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Civilization, Civilisation, Américains, American National characteristics; Places: United States, États .

      The second Adam • Adam/Eve’s temptation – Genesis 3 • So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gaveFile Size: KB.   Read "The Pursuit of Loneliness America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal" by Philip Slater available from Rakuten Kobo. In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern soci Brand: Beacon Press.


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