The Open Covenant: Social Change in Contemporary Society

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Praeger, 1987 - Social Science - 115 pages
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The Open Covenant examines two opposing trends in contemporary American culture: an adherence to traditional, rigid structures, institutions, and lifestyles; and a move toward a more flexible, tolerant society in which individuals and organizations work together on shared needs, interests, and goals. This volume presents a unique discussion of the distinctive new pattern in today's society--the increasing willingness of Americans to extend themselves beyond narrowly defined self-interests into more controversial and universal issues.

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The Politics of Perfection
The Extended Womb
The Bureaucratic Battlefield

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CHRISTOPHER BATES DOOB is a Professor of Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University.

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