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The Pursuit of Loneliness

America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal

Author: Philip Slater

In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national ’addiction’ to technology.
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The Pursuit of Loneliness is still worth reading because it honors the mission of sociology not to train a caste of knowers but to contribute to society’s knowledge of itself.”
– from the introduction by Todd Gitlin

“If I had to select a single book by which to tell a stranger what life in this country has become and why, it would be this one.”
– Edgar Z. Friedenberg in The New York Review of Books

“A brilliant, sweeping and revelant critique ... An insightful, well-written, and thought-provoking book that illumines each of the many aspects of American culture that it touches.”
– Kenneth Keniston in The New York Times

The Pursuit of Loneliness

ISBN: 978-080704201-4
Publication Date: 7/1/1990
Pages: 208
Size: x 8 Inches (US)
Price:  $20.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.