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Hochschild, Jennifer L. 1950-

Works: 27 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 10,365 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Periodicals  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.615, 371.010973
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Most widely held works about Jennifer L Hochschild
Most widely held works by Jennifer L Hochschild
Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation by Jennifer L Hochschild( )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hochschild combines survey data and vivid anecdote to clarify several paradoxes. Since the 1960s, white Americans have seen African Americans as having better and better chances to achieve the dream. At the same time middle-class blacks, by now one-third of the African American population, have become increasingly frustrated personally and anxious about the progress of their race. Most poor blacks, however, cling with astonishing strength to the notion that they and their families can succeed despite their terrible, perhaps worsening, living conditions. Meanwhile, a tiny number of the estranged poor, who have completely given up on the American dream or any other faith, threaten the social fabric of the black community and the very lives of their fellow blacks. Will the still optimistic majority of poor African Americans eventually follow the alienated minority into neighborhood and even society-wide destruction? Does the new black middle class vindicate the American dream, or does the frustration of its members make apparent the limits of a vision never intended to include African Americans? Hochschild probes these questions, and gives them historical depth by comparing the experience of today's African Americans to that of white ethnic immigrants at the turn of the century. She concludes by claiming that America's only alternative to the social disaster of intensified racial conflict lies in the inclusiveness, optimism, discipline, and high-mindedness of the American dream at its best
The American dream and the public schools by Jennifer L Hochschild( )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
... Examines ... desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict ... between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class ... The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism
Social policies for children ( )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Successful social policies for children are critical to America's future. Yet the status of children in America suggests that the nation's policies may not be serving them well. Infant and child mortality rates in the United States remain high compared with those of other western industrialized nations; child poverty rates have worsened in the past decade; and poor health care, child abuse, and inadequate schooling and child care persist." "In this book, a group of renowned scholars presents a new set of social policies designed to alleviate these problems and to help satisfy the needs of all children. The policies deal with the most important domains affecting children from birth through the passage to adulthood: child care, schooling, transition to work, health care, income security, physical security, and child abuse." "Although nearly everyone agrees that children are in trouble, there is considerable debate over what kind of trouble they are in, why this is so, and whether government can or should more actively seek to solve these problems. Americans are evenly divided on the question of whether children's problems are more economic or moral in origin. The seven proposals in this volume both reflect and cut across ideological disagreements. Some for more government, others for less; but all call for different government methods for achieving socially agreed-upon goals to help America's children."--Jacket
The new American dilemma : liberal democracy and school desegregation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's fair? : American beliefs about distributive justice by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating a new racial order : how immigration, multiracialism, genomics, and the young can remake race in America by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The American racial order--the beliefs, institutions, and practices that organize relationships among the nation's races and ethnicities--is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, and considers how different groups of Americans are being affected. Through revealing narrative and striking research, the authors show that the personal and political choices of Americans will be critical to how, and how much, racial hierarchy is redefined in decades to come. The authors outline the components that make up a racial order and examine the specific mechanisms influencing group dynamics in the United States: immigration, multiracialism, genomic science, and generational change. Cumulatively, these mechanisms increase heterogeneity within each racial or ethnic group, and decrease the distance separating groups from each other. The authors show that individuals are moving across group boundaries, that genomic science is challenging the whole concept of race, and that economic variation within groups is increasing. Above all, young adults understand and practice race differently from their elders: their formative memories are 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and Obama's election--not civil rights marches, riots, or the early stages of immigration. Blockages could stymie or distort these changes, however, so the authors point to essential policy and political choices. Portraying a vision, not of a postracial America, but of a different racial America, Creating a New Racial Order examines how the structures of race and ethnicity are altering a nation."--Jacket
Bringing outsiders in transatlantic perspectives on immigrant political incorporation ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pt. 1. Frameworks -- pt. 2. Exploring immigrant political incorporation -- pt. 3. Immigrants' local political opportunity structures -- pt. 4. Immigrants' national political opportunity structures -- pt. 5. Immigrants' political opportunity structures beyond the state -- pt. 6. Immigrants' political resources and strategies -- pt. 7. The road ahead
Thirty years after Brown by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outsiders no more? : models of immigrant political incorporation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers. Each develops a systematic model permitting the study of who is an immigrant, what is politics, and how incorporation occurs or is blocked. Ranging across North America and Western Europe, it is indispensable for analysts and activists alike
In search of a common destiny ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews during the violence and cleanup after the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles, a town meeting in Los Angeles, and a panel discussion of the racial problems of this country with the inclusion of the book, A common destiny : Blacks and America
Models of immigrant political incorporation ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Justice at war civil liberties and civil rights during times of crisis by Richard Delgado( )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The status of civil rights in the United States today is as volatile an issue as ever, with many Americans wondering if new laws, implemented after the events of September 11, restrict more people than they protect. How will efforts to eradicate racism, sexism, and xenophobia be affected by the measures our government takes in the name of protecting its citizens?. Richard Delgado, one of the founding figures in the Critical Race Theory movement, addresses these problems with his latest book in the award-winning Rodrigo Chronicles . Employing the narrative device he and other Critical Race theo
The future of American democratic politics principles and practices ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by leading scholars contemplating the future of American democracy
Equalities by Douglas W Rae( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All's fair in love and work? : poverty, justice, and the redistribution of wealth by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do facts matter? : information and misinformation in American politics by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on politics by American political science association( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norms of distributive justice held by rich and poor Americans by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The political contingency of public opinion, or what shall we make of the declining faith of middle-class African Americans? by Jennifer L Hochschild( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
American racial paradoxes by Jennifer L Hochschild( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Hochschild, Jennifer.
Hochschild, Jennifer 1950-
Hochschild, Jennifer L.
Hochschild, Jennifer Lucy 1950-
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