Lurching Toward Happiness in America (BOK)

Claude S Fischer

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The promise of America has long been conceived as the promise of happiness. Being American is all about the opportunity to pursue one's own bliss. But what is the good life, and are we getting closer to its attainment? In the cacophony of competing conceptions of the good, technological interventions that claim to help us achieve it, and rancorous debate over government's role in securing it for us, every step toward happiness seems to come with at least one step back. In Lurching toward Happiness in America, acclaimed sociologist Claude Fischer explores the data, the myths, and history to understand how far America has come in delivering on its promise. Are Americans getting lonelier? Is the gender revolution over? Does income shape the way Americans see their life prospects? In the end, Fischer paints a broad picture of what Americans say they want. And, as he considers how close they are to achieving that goal, he also suggests what might finally get them there.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Claude S Fischer
Forlag
MIT University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780262028240
Antall sider 152 Dimensjoner 18,7cm x 12,2cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 214 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd