Table of contents for Poor Richard's principle : recovering the American dream through the moral dimension of work, business, and money / Robert Wuthnow.


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Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Question of Moral Restraint3
Ch. 1Having It All - and Wanting More: The Social Symptoms of Cultural Distress17
Ch. 2Making Choices: From Short-Term Adjustments to Principled Lives37
Ch. 3Moral Tradition: The Lost Ambivalence in American Culture59
Ch. 4Shifting Perspectives: The Decoupling of Work and Money85
Ch. 5Accounts: The Changing Meanings of White-Collar Work105
Ch. 6(Not) Talking about Money: The Social Sources and Personal Consequences of Subjectivization138
Ch. 7Getting and Spending: The Maintenance and Violation of Symbolic Boundaries169
Ch. 8The Working Class: Changing Conditions and Converging Perspectives206
Ch. 9Family LIfe: The New Challenges of Balancing Multiple Commitments241
Ch. 10Rediscovering Community: The Cultural Potential of Caring Behavior and Voluntary Service265
Ch. 11The Quest for Spirituality: Ambiguous Voices from America's Religious Communities292
Ch. 12Materialism and Moral Restraint: The Role of Ascetic and Expressive Values331
Ch. 13The Possibilities of Moral Discourse: Limitations, Pathologies, and Challenges357
Methodology375
Notes377
Index427


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Moral conditions, Work Moral and ethical aspects United States, Money Moral and ethical aspects United States, Business ethics United States, Social values United States, Work and family United States