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America at century's end

Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Berkeley ; Oxford : University of California Press, ©1991
Series: A centennial book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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AIDS, crack, homelessness and latchkey children are all indicators that the pace of change in society has outstripped the ability of our institutions to adapt. This text traces the feel and pulse of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Wolfe
ISBN: 0520074777 9780520074774
OCLC Number: 30778342
Description: xv, 579 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : change from the bottom up / Alan Wolfe --
Backward toward the postmodern family : reflections on gender, kinship, and class in the Silicon Valley / Judith Stacey --
Coping with commitment : dilemmas and conflicts of family life / Kathleen Gerson --
Minor difficulties : changing children in the late twentieth century / Gary Alan Fine and Jay Mechling --
Ambivalent communities : how Americans understand their localities / Claude S. Fischer --
Mirrors and metaphors : the United States and its trade rivals / Fred Block --
Uncertain seas : cultural turmoil and the domestic economy / Katherine S. Newman --
Labor and management in uncertain times : renegotiating the social contract / Ruth Milkman. The blue-collar working class : continuity and change / David Halle and Frank Romo --
The enduring dilemma of race in America / Bart Landry --
Passages to America : perspectives on the new immigration / Rubén G. Rumbaut --
The hollow center : U.S. cities in the global era / Sharon Zukin --
National news culture and the rise of the informational citizen / Michael Schudson --
Schools under pressure / Caroline Hodges Persell --
Doctor no longer knows best : changing American attitudes toward medicine and health / Jonathan B. Imber --
Unlikely alliances : the changing contours of American religious faith / James Davison Hunter and John Steadman Rice --
Pluralism and disdain : American culture today / Gaye Tuchman. Complexities of conservatism : how conservatives understand the world / Rebecca Klatch --
The return of Rambo : war and culture in the post-Vietnam era / J. William Gibson --
Criminals' passions and the progressive's dilemma / Jack Katz --
Through the prism of time : temporal structures in postindustrial America / Carmen Sirianni and Andrea Walsh --
Contentless consensus : the political discourse of a segmented society / Richard Madsen --
Out of the frying pan, into ... what? / Alan Wolfe.
Series Title: A centennial book
Responsibility: edited by Alan Wolfe.

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