Is There a Culture War?

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Januar 2006



Two of America's leading authorities on political culture lead a provocative and thoughtful investigation of this question and its ramifications. James Davison Hunter and Alan Wolfe debate these questions with verve, insight, and a deep knowledge rooted in years of study and reflection.


James Davison Hunter is the William R. Kenan Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, USA, where he is also executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Among his several books is The Death of Character: On Moral Education of America's Children (Basic Books, 2000). Alan Wolfe is a professor of political science at Boston College, Massachusetts, USA, where he directs the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. He is the author of numberous books, most recently Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What It Needs to Do to Recover It (Princeton, 2005).


"Essential for serious academic collections." --Scott H. Silverman, Bryn Mawr College, Library Journal, 1/15/2007 "This collection of essays is a valuable contribution to the conversation concerning the notion of culture war in the United States. It would be useful as a text for a graduate seminar dealing with the religion and society of culture and politics." -- Journal of Church and State, 5/1/2007 "Two important essays focus on the existence or nonexistence of a culture war...Comments on the essays from historian Gertrude Himmelfarb and political scientist Morris P. Fiorina, and additional responses from Hunter and Wolfe, provide a rich debate. Highly recommended." -- CHOICE, 6/1/2007
EAN: 9780815795155
ISBN: 0815795157
Untertitel: A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life. 'Pew Forum Dialogue Series on Religion and Public Life'. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Brookings Institution
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 118 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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