First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.
Habits of the Heart has won the following: Jury Nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction; Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Highest Honors for a Book in Education, The American Educational Studies Association.
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