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Unformatted text preview: phenomenon • Robert Bellah and his colleagues looked for ideal typical American to describe in Habits of the Heart • Bellah’s four Ideal-type Americans: o Brian Palmer: successful in computer industry. Worked so much his marriage failed. Formed new family with his children and new wife’s children. o Joe Gorman: works for a large company in a small town. Devotes himself to community service. o Margaret Oldham: clinical psychologist in a large city. Believes in individual growth and personal responsibility Ralph Waldo Emerson: famous for essay about American Self-Relience o Wayne Bauer: deserted from marines during Vietnam War. Works as political activist for the poor. • Bellah’s common American Values: o Individualism o Success o Freedom o Justice...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, group superiority, Robert Bellah, Contradictory American Values, equality Robert Bellah, phenomenon Robert Bellah