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The American Cityby Daniel J Monti
Synopses & Reviews
In this book Daniel Monti reconciles liberal and conservative viewpoints to claim that Americans are indeed a community of believers and that a viable and vital civic culture exists in the United States despite notions of difference and apathy.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -383) and index.
About the Author
Daniel J. Monti, Jr. is Professor of Sociology at Boston University. He has written extensively on American ethnic relations, educational reform, civil unrest, youth gangs, and urban affairs. His other titles include Wannabe: Gangs in Suburbs and Schools (Blackwell, 1995) and Race, Redevelopment and the New Company Town (1990).
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments.
1. What Makes the Good Society?.
2. We Are a Bourgeois People Who Made an Urban World.
3. On Small Towns and Their 'Citified' Ways.
4. The Civic Culture of American Cities.
5. Belonging and Sharing.
6. Piety and Tolerance.
7. Private Lives and Public Worlds.
8. Doing Well by Doing Good.
9. Some Sort of Americans.
10. Articles of Faith: Personal Adornment as a Communal Accomplishment.
11. Private Entitlements as a Public Good.
12. Some Concluding Observations About the "Good Old Days".
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