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作者 Hunter, James Davison
書名 Is There a Culture War? : A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life
出版項 New York, NY : Brookings Institution Press, 2007
©2006
國際標準書號 9780815795186 (electronic bk.)
9780815795155
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說明 1 online resource (134 pages)
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系列 Pew Forum Dialogue Series on Religion and Public Life
Pew Forum Dialogue Series on Religion and Public Life
附註 Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Information -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Modernist, Orthodox, or Flexidox? Why the Culture War Debate Endures -- The Enduring Culture War -- The Culture War that Never Came -- The Other Culture War -- Further Reflections on the Culture War Thesis -- A Response from James Davison Hunter -- A Response from Alan Wolfe -- Contributors -- Index -- Back Cover
In the wake of a bitter presidential campaign and in the face of numerous divisive policy questions, many Americans wonder if their country has split in two. People are passionately choosing sides on contentious issues such as the invasion of Iraq, gay marriage, stem-cell research, and the right to die, and the battle over abortion continues unabated. Social and political splits fascinate the media: we hear of Red States against Blue States and the "Religious Right" against "Secular America"; Fox News and Air America; NASCAR dads and soccer moms. Is America, in fact, divided so clearly? Does a moderate middle still exist? Is the national fabric fraying? To the extent that these divisions exist, are they simply the healthy and unavoidable products of a diverse, democratic nation? In Is There a Culture War? 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. Long before most scholars and pundits addressed the issue, Hunter and Wolfe were identifying the fault lines in the debate. Hunter's 1992 book Culture Wars put the term in popular circulation, arguing that America was in the midst of a "culture war" over "our most fundamental and cherished assumptions about how to order our lives." Six years later, in One Nation After All, Wolfe challenged the idea of a culture war and argued that a majority of Americans were seeking a middle way, a blend of the traditional and the modern. For the first time, these two distinguished scholars join in dialogue to clarify their differences, update their arguments, and search for the truth about America's cultural condition
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Hunter, James Davison Is There a Culture War? : A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life New York, NY : Brookings Institution Press,c2007 9780815795155
主題 Culture conflict -- United States.;Religion and politics -- United States.;Cultural pluralism -- United States.;United States -- Civilization -- 1970-
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Alt Author Wolfe, Alan
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