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Introduction

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter discusses the continuity in American religiosity between 1972 and 2008. Some might see American optimism reflected in the fact that more people believe in heaven than in ... More


Penal Optimism: Understanding American Mass Imprisonment from a Canadian Perspective

Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob

in American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190203542
eISBN:
9780190203566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203542.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Until the early 1970s, the United States and Canada both had relatively stable imprisonment rates. This paper uses Canada’s continued stability in its rate of incarceration since this period to ... More


Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

John Diggins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the face of seemingly relentless American optimism, Eugene O'Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, aching desires, and family tragedy, where ... More


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