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The Resource Lurching toward happiness in America, Claude Fischer

Lurching toward happiness in America, Claude Fischer

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Lurching toward happiness in America
Title
Lurching toward happiness in America
Statement of responsibility
Claude Fischer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Fischer, Claude S.
Dewey number
306
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN60
LC item number
.F566 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Boston review books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quality of life
  • Happiness
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Lurching toward happiness in America, Claude Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: plumbing unhappiness -- Part II: policy for a happier America
Control code
878501561
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, 129 pages
Isbn
9780262028240
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014031350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878501561
Label
Lurching toward happiness in America, Claude Fischer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: plumbing unhappiness -- Part II: policy for a happier America
Control code
878501561
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, 129 pages
Isbn
9780262028240
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014031350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878501561

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