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Introduction ; 1. Morality Adrift ; 2. Captive to Consumerism ; 3. Intoxication's "Fake Feeling of Happiness" ; 4. The Shadow Side of Sexual Liberation ; 5. Civic and Political Disengagement ; Conclusion
Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Social Research, Principal Investigator of the National Study of Youth and Religion, and Principal Investigator of the Science of Generosity Initiative. His books include Souls in Transition (with P. Snell); Moral, Believing Animals; and Soul Searching (with M.L. Denton).
This book provides an excellent overview of the challenges emerging adults are currently experiencing. * Amy Adamczyk, Sociology of Religion * The book is totally America-centric. But it has lessons for all those trying to ape the American culture ... the interviews give a clue to the minds of the youth. More than the sociologists, the teachers, policy makers and parents need to responed to the wake-up call given by Smith and his collaborators. * Organiser Weekly * A thought provoking contribution * E. Stina Lyon, Times Higher Education *