Written for both theoretical and practical purposes, Dysfunctional Culture discusses how to understand and identify political ideologies as cultural systems. Using examples related to family morality and reproduction, this book argues that belief in individual rights as the main basis for morality is not an adequate response to the moral challenges of the future.
Sigurd N. Skirbekk is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oslo. Professor Skirbekk has been manager of the Sociology Department and chairman of the Association of Professors at the university.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 From 11/9 to 9/11 Chapter 4 Cultural Systems and Functionality Chapter 5 The Internal Causes of Ideological Demise Chapter 6 New Liberalism as an Ideology Related to Myth and Belief Chapter 7 The Dysfunctionality of New Liberal Morality Chapter 8 Family Structure and Functionality Chapter 9 Migration-Ideology, Myths, and Beliefs Chapter 10 The Cultural Change Chapter 11 Index