The Resource American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow

American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow

Label
American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short
Title
American mythos
Title remainder
why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America was built on stories: tales of grateful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Horatio Alger-style transformations, self-made men, and the Protestant work ethic. In this new book, renowned sociologist Robert Wuthnow examines these most American of stories--narratives about individualism, immigration, success, religion, and ethnicity--through the eyes of recent immigrants. In doing so, he demonstrates how the "American mythos" has both legitimized American society and prevented it from fully realizing its ideals. This magisterial work is a reflection and meditation on the national conscio
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.3/72/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M6
LC item number
W867 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
American mythos : why our best efforts to be a better nation fall short, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deep culture and democratic renewal -- Quandaries of individualism -- The justice of privilege -- Self-made men and women -- In America, all religions are true -- Ethnic ties that bind (loosely) -- Saving ourselves from materialism -- Venues for reflective democracy
Control code
ocn438653499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827022
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttxdqg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32234910
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)438653499
  • pebcs1400827027

Library Locations

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