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Culture wars and enduring American dilemmas

Author: Irene Taviss Thomson
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2010.
Series: Contemporary political and social issues.
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"Irene Taviss Thomson gives us a nuanced portrait of American social politics that helps explain both why we are drawn to the idea of a 'culture war' and why that misrepresents what is actually going on."--Rhys H. Williams, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago "An important work showing--beneath surface conflict--a deep consensus on a number of ideals by social elites."--John H.  Read more...
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Thomson, Irene Taviss, 1941-
Culture wars and enduring American dilemmas.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009033205
(OCoLC)431935351
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Taviss Thomson
ISBN: 9780472022069 0472022067 0472070886 9780472070886
OCLC Number: 613205847
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages).
Contents: Culture wars and warring about culture --
Respect for religion but uncertainty about its role --
Moral but not moralistic --
Individualism but not to excess --
Pluralism within one culture --
Antielitist but respecting achievement --
Moderation, plain and simple --
Culture, class, and American exceptionalism.
Series Title: Contemporary political and social issues.
Responsibility: Irene Taviss Thomson.

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Research showing America's politics may be more based on personal choice than party or cultural divisions. This book addresses the question of whether political and public intellectuals on both sides  Read more...

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