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Emphasizing the importance of culture and the arts in society, this reprint of a 1960s classic—the author's last book of social criticism—includes a new introduction that situates the late Paul Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights. The probing introduction speaks for a new generation of young scholars as it discusses the initial impact and continuing relevance of Goodman's problematic love affair with the radical youth of the 1960s. Timely and compelling, Goodman's narrative reassesses what he considered a moral and spiritual upheaval comparable to the Protestant Reformation—"the breakdown of belief, and the emergence of new belief, in sciences and professions, education, and civil legitimacy." With new analysis of 1960s activism, this survey shows that Goodman's prescient voice is as relevant today as it was four decades ago.

About the Author

Paul Goodman is the author of Decentralizing Power and the bestselling Growing Up Absurd. He set the agenda for the youth movement of the 1960s and lectured on subjects ranging from politics, education, and community planning to psychotherapy, religion, and literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604860566
Author:
Goodman, Paul
Publisher:
PM Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Sociology -- essays.
Subject:
Public Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 0.63 lb

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