ERIC Number: ED068598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Group Life in America: A Task Force Report.
Lipset, Seymour Martin
Contents of this book include discussions of the following topics: (1) issues for the 1970s (redefining American pluralism); (2) historic pattern of change (rise and fall of repressive movements); (3) unity in the post-war era; (4) breakdown in consensus (racial equality and black militancy; demand for group rights; anti-war and other protests; white ethnicity revitalized; failure of backlash politics; and attitudes toward political and social institutions); (5) the urban crisis; (6) decline of WASP provincial; (7) the democratic coalition: stable or broken (national coalitions; municipal and state coalitions; shifts in the Roosevelt-New Deal coalition; anti-Catholicism of upper class liberals); (8) crisis of liberalism and political situation of American Jewry (declining Jewish political influence?; Jews and blacks; Jews and conservatives; cleavages in the Jewish community); (9) economic issues and group tensions (income distribution in the U.S.; recomposing the GNP: changing national priorities; welfare reform); (10) education (intellectuals and social protest of the left; education, integration, and black upward mobility; "the culture of poverty": attack on the slums; busing; community control of schools; public support for parochial education; financing higher education); and, (11) meritocracy versus quotas (guidelines for affirmative action). (JM)
Descriptors: Black Power, Civil Rights, Economic Change, Educational Change, Employment Problems, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Group Status, Jews, Minority Groups, Political Issues, Racial Discrimination, Social Change, Social Discrimination, United States History
Inst. of Human Relations, American Jewish Committee, 165 East 56 Street, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($1.50)
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Sponsor: Zale Foundation, Dallas, TX.
Authoring Institution: American Jewish Committee, New York, NY.