ERIC Number: ED438343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Diversity and Its Discontents: Cultural Conflict and Common Ground in Contemporary American Society.
Smelser, Neil J., Ed.; Alexander, Jeffrey C., Ed.
Sociologists, political theorists, and social historians explore ideological differences, theoretical disputes, social processes, and institutional change related to cultural conflict and social solidarity in the United States. The essays are: (1) "Introduction: The Ideological Discourses of Cultural Discontent. Paradoxes, Realities, and Alternative Ways of Thinking" (Jeffrey C. Alexander and Neil J. Smelser); (2) "The Culture of Discontent: Democratic Liberalism and the Challenge of Diversity in Late Twentieth-Century America" (Robert Wuthnow); (3) "Cultural Responses to Immigration" (John Higham); (4) "Preserving the Republic by Educating Republicans" (David Tyack); (5) "Racial Issues: Recent Trends in Residential Patterns and Intermarriage" (Reynolds Farley); (6) "Immigration, Opportunity, and Social Cohesion" (Marta Tienda); (7) "Family Change and Family Diversity" (Frank Furstenberg, Jr.); (8) "Contesting the Moral Boundaries of Eros: A Perspective on the Cultural Politics of Sexuality in the Late-Twentieth-Century United States" (Steven Seidman); (9) "Multiple Markets: Multiple Cultures" (Vivianna A. Zelizer); (10) "Uncommon Values, Diversity, and Conflict in City Life" (Claude S. Fischer); (11) "Changes in the Civic Role of Religion" (R. Stephen Warner); (12) "National Culture and Communities of Descent" (David A. Hollinger); (13) "Does Voluntary Association Make Democracy Work?" (Jean L. Cohen); and (14) "Civil Society and the Politics of Identity and Difference in a Global Context" (Seyla Benhabib). Each essay contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Ideology, Immigration, Racial Relations, Sex Differences, Social Influences
Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Web site: http://pup.princeton.edu (paperback: ISBN-0-691-00437-4, $19.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-691-00436-6, $70).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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