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Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation

Author: Jennifer L Hochschild
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. print., with corrections and a new prefaceView all editions and formats
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The ideology of the American dream - the faith that an individual can attain success and virtue through strenuous effort - is the very soul of the American nation. This book talks about America's  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Hochschild
ISBN: 0691029202 9780691029207 0691029571 9780691029573
OCLC Number: 35867821
Awards: Winner of David Easton Prize 2000
Winner of Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing: Sociology and Anthropology 1996
Description: xxvi, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is the American dream? --
Rich and poor African Americans --
"What's all the fuss about?": Blacks' and Whites' beliefs about the American dream --
"Succeeding more" and "under the spell": affluent and poor Blacks' beliefs about the American dream --
Beliefs about one's own life --
Beliefs about others --
Competitive success and collective well-being --
Remaining under the spell --
With one part of themselves they actually believe --
Distorting the dream --
Breaking the spell --
The perversity of race and fluidity of values --
Comparing Blacks and White immigrants --
The future of the American dream.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Hochschild.

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