Haven in a Heartless World: The Family Besieged

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 230 pages
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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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Contents

Social Pathologists and the Socialization
3
Sociological Study of the Family in the Twenties
22
3
44
Culture and Personality
62
Doctors to a Sick Society
97
The Attack on the Nuclear Family and the Search
134
8
167
Notes
191
Index 243
223
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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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