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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.
Series: desLibris., Books collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a comparison between Canada and the United States. This book looks at the theoretical and historical underpinnings of myths about Canada and the United States and uses research to examine  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
History
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?""
Series Title: desLibris., Books collection.
Responsibility: Edward Grabb and James Curtis.
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