THE GOOD SOCIETY examines how many of our institutions- from the family to the government itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete proposals for revitalizing them.
About the Author
Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of "Beyond Belief "(California, 1991) and "Tokugawa Religion: The Cultural Roots of Modern Japan "(1985), and coauthor of "Habits of the Heart "(California, 1985).
Richard Madsen is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five books, including "China's Catholics" (California, 1999). William M. Sullivan is Professor of Philosophy at La Salle University and Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is the author of "Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America" (1995). Ann Swidler is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is "Talk of Love: How Culture Matters "(2001). Steven M. Tipton is Director of the Graduate Division of Religion and Professor of Sociology at Emory University and its Candler School of Theology. He is at work on "Public Pulpits, " a study of religious advocacy in Washington. All four editors are the coauthors, with Robert N. Bellah, of "Habits of the Heart" and "The Good Society."
Ann Swidler is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of "Organization without Authority" and coauthor of "Habits of the Heart," "The Good Society," and "Inequality by Design,"
"THE GOOD SOCIETY is not only thought-provoking but also deeply moving....This book should be widely read, discussed, and argued about in public. It is the beginning of a conversation that must continue and expand."--Utne Reader