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The Strange Death of Moral Britain
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-Davies (emer., sociology, Univ. of Reading) argues that in the course of the 20th century, Great Britain went from a law-abiding society to a violent and disobedient community... This is an interesting... book for readers concerned with social and moral issues. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.- --L. J. Satre, Choice -Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western World in our times, preminently the impact of secularization.... The study also illuminates the changing conceptions of human nature and their impact on social controls and policies, in particular the shift from a morally autonomous conception that entails free choice and individual responsibility.... a convincing demonstration of the importance and the influence of moral factors in criminal and other anti-social conduct in Great Britain.... - --Modern Age -Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western world in our times, preeminently the impact of secularization on moral standards and social order.- --Paul Hollander, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Davies (emer., sociology, Univ. of Reading) argues that in the course of the 20th century, Great Britain went from a law-abiding society to a violent and disobedient community... This is an interesting... book for readers concerned with social and moral issues. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." --L. J. Satre, Choice "Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western World in our times, preminently the impact of secularization.... The study also illuminates the changing conceptions of human nature and their impact on social controls and policies, in particular the shift from a morally autonomous conception that entails free choice and individual responsibility.... a convincing demonstration of the importance and the influence of moral factors in criminal and other anti-social conduct in Great Britain.... " --Modern Age "Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western world in our times, preeminently the impact of secularization on moral standards and social order." --Paul Hollander, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Davies (emer., sociology, Univ. of Reading) argues that in the course of the 20th century, Great Britain went from a law-abiding society to a violent and disobedient community... This is an interesting... book for readers concerned with social and moral issues. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." --L. J. Satre, Choice "Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western World in our times, preminently the impact of secularization.... The study also illuminates the changing conceptions of human nature and their impact on social controls and policies, in particular the shift from a morally autonomous conception that entails free choice and individual responsibility.... a convincing demonstration of the importance and the influence of moral factors in criminal and other anti-social conduct in Great Britain.... " "--Modern Age " "Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western world in our times, preeminently the impact of secularization on moral standards and social order." "--"Paul Hollander, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western World in our times, preminently the impact of secularization.... The study also illuminates the changing conceptions of human nature and their impact on social controls and policies, in particular the shift from a morally autonomous conception that entails free choice and individual responsibility.... a convincing demonstration of the importance and the influence of moral factors in criminal and other anti-social conduct in Great Britain.... ""- Modern Age " "Although focused on Britain, Christie Davies's well-documented social-historical study addresses several of the major problems and perplexities of the Western world in our times, preeminently the impact of secularization on moral standards and social order." "-Paul Hollander, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst "

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