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Published: 06 April 2017

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199982967

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Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

The Changing Nature of American Valor

Bruce G. Peabody and Krista Jenkins

  • Unique in its systematic exploration of heroism and its application to civic life
  • Features an emphasis on a distinctive gap between elite and public attitudes about heroism
  • Uses many approaches including content analysis, original and existing survey research, and focus group interviews drawn from sources ranging from the New York Times to the Congressional Record to public opinion polls
  • Offers a new theoretical model for organizing and understanding views about heroism, and how these are likely to be distributed in the elite and popular groups we investigate