American Society Today: (Politics Today)
Edward Ashbee (Author)
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American society today provides a balanced introduction to the defining features of contemporary American society. Includes the ways in which the US can be considered 'exceptional' - the character of the 'American dream', the role of ethnicity and race, and the differences between the regions. Considers in depth a number of contemporary debates including the claim that the US economy has lost its capacity to generate wealth and stimulate mobility, that there has been a process of civic disengagement as voluntary organisations have lost members, and that the traditional family is in decline. Includes a thorough investigation of the effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their aftermath. Looks at the arguments put forward by those who assert that a common American identity has given way to a multitude of conflicting identities structured around factors such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. -- .
About the Author
Edward Ashbee is Head of Social Studies at Denstone College, Staffordshire -- .
- Contributor: Edward Ashbee
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719060229
- Number of Pages: 168
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2002-10-31
- Series: Politics Today
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Edward Ashbee is Head of Social Studies at Denstone College, Staffordshire -- .
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