The Resource American nightmares : social problems in an anxious world, Joel Best

American nightmares : social problems in an anxious world, Joel Best

Label
American nightmares : social problems in an anxious world
Title
American nightmares
Title remainder
social problems in an anxious world
Statement of responsibility
Joel Best
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an accessible and droll style, best-selling author Joel Best shines a light on how we navigate these anxious, insecure social times. While most of us still strive for the American Dream--to graduate from college, own a home, work toward early retirement--recent generations have been told that the next generation will not be able to achieve these goals, that things are getting--or are on the verge of getting--worse. In American Nightmares, Best addresses the apprehension that we face every day as we are bombarded with threats that the social institutions we count on are imperiled. Our schools are failing to teach our kids. Healthcare may soon be harder to obtain. We can't bank on our retirement plans. And our homes--still the largest chunk of most people's net worth--may lose much of their value. Our very way of life is being threatened! Or is it? With a steady voice and keen focus, Best examines how a culture develops fears and fantasies and how these visions are created and recreated in every generation. By dismantling current ideas about the future, collective memory, and sociology's marginalization in the public square, Best sheds light on how social problems--and our anxiety about them--are socially constructed"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Best, Joel
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM 1027 .U6 B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anxiety
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Anxiety
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
American nightmares : social problems in an anxious world, Joel Best
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Popular hazards or, how we insist similar social problems are different -- American nightmares or, why sociologists hate the American dream / written with David Schweingruber -- Evaluating predictions or, how to compare the Maya calendar, Social Security, and climate change -- Future talk or, how slippery slopes shape concern -- Memories as problems or, how to reconsider Confederate flags and other symbols of the past /written with Lawrence T. Nichols -- Economicization or, why economists get more respect than sociologists -- Afterword : the future of American nightmares
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780520296350
Lccn
2017023300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981118091
  • (OCoLC)ocn981118091
Label
American nightmares : social problems in an anxious world, Joel Best
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Popular hazards or, how we insist similar social problems are different -- American nightmares or, why sociologists hate the American dream / written with David Schweingruber -- Evaluating predictions or, how to compare the Maya calendar, Social Security, and climate change -- Future talk or, how slippery slopes shape concern -- Memories as problems or, how to reconsider Confederate flags and other symbols of the past /written with Lawrence T. Nichols -- Economicization or, why economists get more respect than sociologists -- Afterword : the future of American nightmares
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780520296350
Lccn
2017023300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981118091
  • (OCoLC)ocn981118091

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