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Making sense of America : sociological analyses and essays

Author: Herbert J Gans
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999.
Series: Legacies of social thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new collection of Herbert J. Gans's scholarly and other writings, including excerpts from his most prominent ethnographic books, The Urban Villagers, The Levittowners, and Deciding What's News,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gans, Herbert J.
Making sense of America.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999
(OCoLC)607124881
Online version:
Gans, Herbert J.
Making sense of America.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999
(OCoLC)607789607
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert J Gans
ISBN: 0847690407 9780847690404 0847690415 9780847690411
OCLC Number: 39640024
Description: xvi, 361 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series Editor's Foreword / Charles Lemert --
pt. I. The Ethnographies. 1. The Destruction of Boston's West End. 2. Suburban Homogeneity and Conformity: Myth and Reality. 3. Values in the News --
pt. II. Urban Poverty --
Theory and Policy. 4. The Positive Functions of Poverty. 5. The Federal Role in Solving America's Urban Problems. 6. Time for an Employees' Lobby. 7. Some Utopian Scenarios --
pt. III. Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups, and Immigration. 8. The Birth and Growth of a Suburban Jewish Community. 9. Symbolic Ethnicity: The Future of Ethnic Groups and Cultures in America. 10. Second-Generation Decline: Scenarios for the Economic and Ethnic Futures of Post-1965 American Immigrants.
Series Title: Legacies of social thought.
Responsibility: Herbert J. Gans.

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