The Resource Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild

Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild

Label
Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation
Title
Facing up to the American dream
Title remainder
race, class, and the soul of the nation
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Hochschild
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hochschild combines survey data and vivid anecdote to clarify several paradoxes. Since the 1960s, white Americans have seen African Americans as having better and better chances to achieve the dream. At the same time middle-class blacks, by now one-third of the African American population, have become increasingly frustrated personally and anxious about the progress of their race. Most poor blacks, however, cling with astonishing strength to the notion that they and their families can succeeddespite their terrible, perhaps worsening, living conditions. Meanwhile, a tiny number of the estranged poor, who have completely given up on the American dream or any other faith, threaten the social fabric of the black community and the very lives of their fellow blacks."--BOOK JACKET. "Will the still optimistic majority of poor African Americans eventually follow the alienated minority into neighborhood and even society-wide destruction? Does the new black middle class vindicate the American dream, or does the frustration of its members make apparent the limits of a vision never intended to include African Americans? Hochschild probes these questions, and gives them historical depth by comparing the experience of today's African Americans to that of white ethnic immigrants at the turn of the century. She concludes by claiming that America's only alternative to the social disaster of intensified racial conflict lies in the inclusiveness, optimism, discipline, and high-mindedness of the American dream at its best."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hochschild, Jennifer L.
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.H55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Social classes
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-397) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Beliefs about One's Own Life
  • Ch. 6.
  • Beliefs about Others
  • Ch. 7.
  • Competitive Success and Collective Well-being
  • Ch. 8.
  • Remaining under the Spell
  • Ch. 9.
  • With One Part of Themselves They Actually Believe
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Distorting the Dream
  • Ch. 11.
  • Breaking the Spell
  • Ch. 12.
  • The Perversity of Race and the Fluidity of Values
  • Ch. 13.
  • Comparing Blacks and White Immigrants
  • Ch. 14.
  • The Future of the American Dream
  • What Is the American Dream?
  • Ch. 2.
  • Rich and Poor African Americans
  • Ch. 3.
  • "What's All the Fuss About?": Blacks' and Whites' Beliefs about the American Dream
  • Ch. 4.
  • "Succeeding More" and "Under the Spell": Affluent and Poor Blacks' Beliefs about the American Dream
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 412 p.
Isbn
9780691029573
Isbn Type
(CL : alk. paper)
Lccn
95013061 //r95
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM32236503
  • CARL032236503
Label
Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-397) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Beliefs about One's Own Life
  • Ch. 6.
  • Beliefs about Others
  • Ch. 7.
  • Competitive Success and Collective Well-being
  • Ch. 8.
  • Remaining under the Spell
  • Ch. 9.
  • With One Part of Themselves They Actually Believe
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Distorting the Dream
  • Ch. 11.
  • Breaking the Spell
  • Ch. 12.
  • The Perversity of Race and the Fluidity of Values
  • Ch. 13.
  • Comparing Blacks and White Immigrants
  • Ch. 14.
  • The Future of the American Dream
  • What Is the American Dream?
  • Ch. 2.
  • Rich and Poor African Americans
  • Ch. 3.
  • "What's All the Fuss About?": Blacks' and Whites' Beliefs about the American Dream
  • Ch. 4.
  • "Succeeding More" and "Under the Spell": Affluent and Poor Blacks' Beliefs about the American Dream
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 412 p.
Isbn
9780691029573
Isbn Type
(CL : alk. paper)
Lccn
95013061 //r95
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM32236503
  • CARL032236503

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