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Lasch, Christopher

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Works: 157 works in 792 publications in 17 languages and 19,622 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree
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The culture of narcissism : American life in an age of diminishing expectations by Christopher Lasch( Book )

165 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that American society has become increasingly self-absorbed, focused on self-gratification to the exclusion of higher values, and that the mass narcissism of the culture is based on fear
The revolt of the elites : and the betrayal of democracy by Christopher Lasch( Book )

69 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this challenging work, Christopher Lasch makes his most accessible critique yet of what is wrong with the values and beliefs of America's professional and managerial elites. The distinguished historian argues that democracy today is threatened not by the masses, as Jose Ortega y Gasset (The Revolt of the Masses) had said, but by the elites. These elites - mobile and increasingly global in outlook - refuse to accept limits or ties to nation and place. Lasch contends that, as they isolate themselves in their networks and enclaves, they abandon the middle class, divide the nation, and betray the idea of a democracy for all America's citizens. The book is historical writing at its best, using the past to reveal the roots of our current dilemma. The author traces how meritocracy - selective elevation into the elite - gradually replaced the original American democratic ideal of competence and respect for every man. Among other cultural trends, he trenchantly criticizes the vogue for self-esteem over achievement as a false remedy for deeper social problems, and attacks the superior pseudoradicalism of the academic left. Brilliantly he reveals why it is no wonder that Americans are apathetic about their common culture and see no point in arguing politics or voting. In a powerful final section Lasch traces the spiritual crisis of democracy. The elites, having jettisoned the moral and ethical guidelines provided by religion, cling to the belief that through science they can master their fates and escape mortal limits. In pursuit of this illusion they have become infatuated with the global economy. Their revolt, the author warns, is diminishing what is worthwhile about American life. This volume, completed just before the author's death, continues in his tradition of vigorous and original thought and should stir soul-searching among readers concerned about the future of America and its democracy
The new radicalism in America, 1889-1963: the intellectual as a social type by Christopher Lasch( Book )

69 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the turn of the century, the American liberal tradition made a major shift away from politics. The new radicals were more interested in the reform of education, culture, and sexual mores. Through vivid biographies, Christopher Lasch chronicles these social reformers from Jane Addams, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Lincoln Steffens to Norman Mailer and Dwight MacDonald
The true and only heaven : progress and its critics by Christopher Lasch( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the anti-progressive, populist tradition of democracy in nineteenth and early twentieth-century movements by artisans and farmers as well as in major thinkers
Haven in a heartless world : the family besieged by Christopher Lasch( Book )

44 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de aanpassing van het gezinsleven aan veranderende sociale omstandigheden sinds de 19e eeuw
The agony of the American left by Christopher Lasch( Book )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical footnotes. The decline of populism.--The collapse of socialism and the isolation of the intellectuals.--The cultural cold war: a short history of the Congress for Cultural Freedom.--Black power: cultural nationalism as politics.--The revival of political controversy in the sixties
The minimal self : psychic survival in troubled times by Christopher Lasch( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de oorzaken van het zich uit de bedreigende westerse samenleving in de privésfeer terugtrekken van het individu
The world of nations; reflections on American history, politics, and culture by Christopher Lasch( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of nations is the world men have made, in contrast to the world of nature. Seeking to understand the civil society Americans have made, Christopher Lasch, author of The Agony of the American Left, reexamines the liberal and radical traditions in the United States and the limitations of both, along the way challenging a number of accepted interpretations of American history
Women and the common life : love, marriage, and feminism by Christopher Lasch( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Lasch has examined the role of women and the family in Western society throughout his career as a writer, thinker, and historian. In this latest work, Lasch suggests controversial linkages between the history of women and the course of European and American history more generally. He sees fundamental changes in intimacy, domestic ideals, and sexual politics taking place as a result of industrialization and the triumph of the market. Alongside these developments, he explores the concomitant rise of social services, privatization of the family, encroachments of the liberal state, and the decline of community. Questioning a static image of patriarchy, Women and the Common Life insists on a feminist vision rooted in the best possibilities of a democratic common life. Analyzing Lasch's perspective on love, marriage, and feminism, Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn offers an original interpretation of the interconnections between these provocative writings in the introduction
The American liberals and the Russian Revolution by Christopher Lasch( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social thought of Jane Addams by Jane Addams( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain style : a guide to written English by Christopher Lasch( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture de masse ou culture populaire? by Christopher Lasch( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American political tradition and the men who made it by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forward by Christopher Lasch
Les femmes et la vie ordinaire : amour, mariage et féminisme by Christopher Lasch( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudie le rôle des femmes dans la société occidentale du XXe siècle et la part qu'elles ont prise dans la rationalisation actuelle de la vie quotidienne. Rejette la théorie d'une oppresion masculine et montre que le patriarcat a été échangé contre l'hégémonie de l'Etat libéral. Développe ce que serait le rôle de la famille idéale : former la structure de la vie humaine dans le collectif
La culture de l'égoïsme by Cornelius Castoriadis( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le moi assiégé : essai sur l'érosion de la personnalité by Christopher Lasch( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une réflexion sur la réalisation de l'individualité à l'heure actuelle, avec la construction d'une reconnaissance des contradictions de l'expérience humaine. Etude de psychologie politique lucide et provocante sur la confusion, de plus en plus répandue, entre lutte pour la préservation de l'intégrité personnelle et lutte pour la survie
The Freudian left and the theory of cultural revolution by Christopher Lasch( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Culture of narcissism : American life in an age of diminishing expectations by Christopher Lasch( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century. The book quickly became a bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."
Refugio en un mundo despiadado : reflexión sobre la familia contemporanea by Christopher Lasch( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The revolt of the elites : and the betrayal of democracy
Alternative Names
Christopher Lasch americký historik a sociológ

Christopher Lasch Amerikaans historicus (1932-1994)

Christopher Lasch historiador estadounidense

Christopher Lasch historien américain

Christopher Lasch storico e sociologo statunitense

Christopher Lasch US-amerikanischer Historiker und Sozialkritiker

Lasch, Christopher

Lasch, Christopher, 1932-

Lasch, Christopher III

Lash, Cristopher

Кристофер Лэш американский историк и социолог

Лэш, Кристофер 1932-1994

라쉬, 크리스토퍼 1932-

래쉬, 크리스토퍼 1932-

크리스토퍼 래시

クリストファー・ラッシュ

ラッシュ, C

ラッシュ, クリストファー

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The revolt of the elites : and the betrayal of democracyThe new radicalism in America, 1889-1963: the intellectual as a social typeThe true and only heaven : progress and its criticsHaven in a heartless world : the family besiegedThe minimal self : psychic survival in troubled timesWomen and the common life : love, marriage, and feminismPlain style : a guide to written EnglishThe American political tradition and the men who made itRefugio en un mundo despiadado : reflexión sobre la familia contemporanea