Notes on Habits of the Heart

Jack Schwandt

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1986

Issue: Romans (Vol. 6, No 4, Fall, 1986)

Rousseau takes us directly to the subject of Habits of the Heart. The bourgeois man whom he dismisses here as a creature with a divided soul is none other than today’s middle class American citizen. This is the creature we see, in his twentieth century complexity, in the pages of this remarkable book by Bellah and his colleagues. Be it noted that they are not dismissive, as Rousseau is.

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