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Seeking the American dream : a sociological inquiry

Author: Robert C Hauhart
Publisher: [New York] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historically, the United States has been viewed by generations of immigrants as the land of opportunity, where through hard work one can prosper and make a better life. The American Dream is perhaps the United States most common export. For many Americans, though, questions remain about whether the American Dream can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Americans, faced with global competition and increased  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Hauhart
ISBN: 9781137540249 1137540249 9781349712137 1349712132
OCLC Number: 951225362
Notes: "The Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature. The registered company is Nature America Inc. New York."--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Antecedents --
Early sociological investigations of the American Dream --
Sociological studies of American life in the 1920s --
The American Dream in the Great Depression --
The American way of life in the post-World War II era --
Postwar affluence meets the great society --
The American Dream critically examined --
The American Dream in a diminished economy --
Dreams, class, and opportunity at the Fin de Siècle and beyond --
Contemporary twenty-first century assessment of the American Dream --
Down and out or on their way: street people, the homeless, and college students envision the American Dream --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert C. Hauhart.

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Americans, faced with global competition and increased social complexity, wonder whether their dwindling natural resources, polarized national and local politics, and often unregulated capitalism can  Read more...

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