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Regions apart : the four societies of Canada and the United States

Author: Edward G Grabb; James E Curtis
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grabb, Edward.
Regions Apart : The Four Societies of Canada and the United States.
Don Mills : Oxford University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Grabb; James E Curtis
ISBN: 9780195435030 0195435036
OCLC Number: 500909174
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""1 Introduction""; ""Plan of the Book""; ""PART I: CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES""; ""Introduction""; ""2 Previous Perspectives: Founding Fragments and Revolutionary Origins""; ""Hartz's Theory of European Founding Fragments""; ""Lipset's Origins Thesis: The Defining Moment of the American Revolution""; ""Summary""; ""3 An Alternative Perspective: Deep Structures and the Four Sub-societies of Canada and the United States""; ""The Concept of Deep Structures""; ""Deep Structures and the English Heritage"" ""Identifying the Deep Structures of the English Societies""""Canada and the United States as Four Sub-societies""; ""Summary and Conclusion to Part I""; ""PART II: HISTORICAL MYTHS AND HISTORICAL EVIDENCE""; ""Introduction""; ""4 Liberty, Liberalism, and the Myth of American Individualism""; ""The Concept of Liberty in Pre-revolutionary America""; ""The Myth of American Individualism""; ""Summary""; ""5 English Canada and the Loyalist Myth""; ""The Loyalist Migration and Canadian Toryism""; ""Counting the Loyalists""; ""How Loyal Were the Loyalists?"" ""Were the English-Canadian Colonists 'Americans'?""""Tory Values: Comparing the Elite and the Larger Population""; ""Summary""; ""6 Canadians and Americans: Historical Comparisons""; ""Class Structure and Economic Background""; ""Ethnic Composition and Sources of Immigration""; ""Religion in Canada and the United States""; ""Patterns of Urbanization""; ""Political Culture and Organization""; ""Summary""; ""Conclusion to Part II""; ""PART III: ENDURING MYTHS AND CONTEMPORARY REALITIES""; ""Introduction""; ""Samples and Data Sources""; ""Research Questions"" ""7 Moral Issues: Religion, Family Values, and Crime""""Religion and Religiosity""; ""Family and Sexual Values""; ""Crime and the Law""; ""Summary""; ""8 Individualism, Collectivism, and the State""; ""Collectivism and the Role of the State""; ""Attitudes about Individualism, Statism, and Collectivism""; ""Summary""; ""9 Social Inclusion and Tolerance toward Minorities""; ""Mosaic and Melting Pot""; ""Patterns of Immigration and Racial Composition""; ""Socioeconomic Attainments of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities""; ""Comparative Research on Attitudes toward Minorities""; ""Summary"" ""10 Political Attitudes and Political Action""""Political Interest and Political Behaviour""; ""Political Trust and Confidence in Government""; ""Feelings of Interpersonal Trust and National Pride""; ""Summary""; ""11 Voluntary-Association Involvement and Activity""; ""Previous Research""; ""Results from the World Values Surveys""; ""Summary""; ""Conclusion to Part III""; ""12 Conclusion""; ""Deep Structures Revisited""; ""How Many 'Nations' Are There?""; ""Elites and Masses""; ""National Differences: Comparing the Extremes""; ""Past, Present, and Future: Convergence, Divergence, or Both?""
Responsibility: Edward Grabb and James Curtis.
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