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American Social Character
Modern Interpretations

Edited By

Rupert Wilkinson

ISBN 9780367154882
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

This anthology features the writings of 17 important analysts of American character and culture. From 1945 to the present, this book includes selections by Charles Reich, Christopher Lasch, Philip Slater and many others. There is a general introduction to the subject and each selection is preceded by an introduction and followed by a critical comme

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- An Anthropologist Looks at America -- The American Cast of Mind -- From Inner-Direction to Other-Direction -- The Organization Man -- Halloween and the Mass Child -- A Changing American Character? -- American Women and the American Character -- American Individualism in the Twentieth Century -- The M-Factor -- The Pursuit of Loneliness -- The Greening of America -- The Culture of Narcissism -- Searching for Self-Fulfillment -- Individualism and Commitment in American Life -- American Values and Organized Crime: Suckers and Wiseguys -- The Control of Anger -- A Bibliography

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The late Rupert Wilkinson was emeritus professor of American Studies and History at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Interned as a small boy in Santo Tomas with his mother and older sister, he went on to publish ten books on aspects of American and British society.