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The age of Obama : the changing place of minorities in British and American society

Author: Tom Clark; Robert D Putnam; Ed Fieldhouse
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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This volume asks how two very different societies are responding to the tide of diversity that is being felt around the rich world. The authors mix social and scientific rigor with accessible charts in order to argue that injustice still blight lives of many U.K. and U.S. minorities -- particularly African Americans. They maintain that there are signs the new diversity strains community life and they feel that in  Read more...
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Clark, Tom, 1976-
Age of Obama.
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)747305620
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Clark; Robert D Putnam; Ed Fieldhouse
ISBN: 9780719082788 0719082781 9780719082771 0719082773
OCLC Number: 449857904
Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the diversity revolution --
Two concepts in two countries : race and migration --
Home truths : how minorities live --
The rickety ladder of opportunity : minorities and work --
Mosaic or cracked vase? : diversity and community life --
Distorting mirrors : media framing and political debate --
Tidal generation : politics and deeper currents in public opinion --
Concluding thoughts : making a success of the revolution.
Responsibility: Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse.

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As the world marvelled at a black family moving into the White House, arguments raged over whether America's race relations had truly been transformed. This book looks at the hard facts of life for  Read more...

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