American nightmares [electronic resource] : social problems in an anxious world / Joel Best.

"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 th...

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Main Author: Best, Joel (Author)
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Variant Title:
American Nightmares: Social Problems in an Anxious World
Format: Electronic eBook
  • 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.