Winners and Losers: Social and Political Polarities in America (Duke Press Policy Studies)

Winners and Losers: Social and Political Polarities in America (Duke Press Policy Studies)

By: Irving Louis Horowitz (author)Paperback

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Leading sociologist Irving Louis Horowitz examines the response social science has made to contemporary subjects and issues: the so-called "new class" of the intelligentsia, the ecology movement, social planning, alienation, privatization, anomie, the threat of nuclear war. Horowitz evaluates as a social scientist the question of values-those disclosed through analysis, and those threatened by it-and discusses the overall political and moral impact of knowledge and methodology in social science.


Acknowledgments ix Introduction xiii I. Society 1. Class Composition and Competition 3 2. Holy Ghosts in Ethnic Closets 20 3. Environmental Options versus Economic Imperatives 40 4. Unlimited Equality and Limited Growth 47 5. Winners and Losers 63 6. Presenting the Self for Social Immortality 78 7. Alienation and the Social System 83 8. Futurology and Millenarian Visions 89 II. Polity 9. Interest Groups and Political Partisans 105 10. Bureaucracy, Administration, and State Power 115 11. Political Bases of Equity Goals 126 12. From the New Deal to the New Federalism 143 13. Transnational Terrorism, Civil Liberties, and the Social Fabric 158 14. Routinized Terrorism and Its Unanticipated Consequences 169 15. Revolution, Retribution, and Redemption 177 16. Marginality, Originality, and Rootless Cosmopolitanism 192 III. Ideology 17. Left-wing Fascism 209 18. Multiplication of Marxism 220 19. Methodology, Ideology, and Society 232 20. Developmental Dilemmas 246 21. Advocacy and Neutrality in Research 256 22. Language, Truth, and Politics 269 23. Moral Development and Authoritarian Distemper 276 24. Moral Implications of Social Science Disputations 289 Notes 303 Index 323

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  • ISBN13: 9780822306023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780822306023
  • ISBN10: 0822306026

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