Haven in a heartless world: the family besieged

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Basic Books, Dec 1, 1978 - Family & Relationships - 230 pages
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In the American political vocabulary, "family" and "family values" no longer simply evoke pictures of harmonious scenes; they also push our buttons (left and right) about what is wrong with society. One of the earliest and sharpest cultural commentators to investigate the twentieth-century American family, Christopher Lasch argues in this book that as social science "experts" intrude more and more into our lives, the family's vital role as the moral and social cornerstone of society disintegrates-and, left unchecked, so does our political and personal freedom.Mr. Lasch combines an analytic overview of the psychological and sociological literature on the American family with his own trenchant analysis of where the problem lies.

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Social Pathologists and the Socialization
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Sociological Study of the Family in the Twenties
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Christopher Lasch (1932 1994) was also the author of "The True and Only Heaven", "The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy", and other books.

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