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The Resource American identity and the politics of multiculturalism, Jack Citrin, David O. Sears

American identity and the politics of multiculturalism, Jack Citrin, David O. Sears

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American identity and the politics of multiculturalism
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American identity and the politics of multiculturalism
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Jack Citrin, David O. Sears
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eng
Summary
"The civil rights movement and immigration reform transformed American politics in the mid-1960s. Demographic diversity and identity politics raised the challenge of e pluribus unum anew, and multiculturalism emerged as a new ideological response to this dilemma. This book uses national public opinion data and public opinion data from Los Angeles to compare ethnic differences in patriotism and ethnic identity and ethnic differences in support for multicultural norms and group-conscious policies. The authors find evidence of strong patriotism among all groups and the classic pattern of assimilation among the new wave of immigrants. They argue that there is a consensus in rejecting harder forms of multiculturalism that insist on group rights but also a widespread acceptance of softer forms that are tolerant of cultural differences and do not challenge norms, such as by insisting on the primacy of English. There is little evidence of a link between strong group consciousness and a lack of patriotism, even in the most disadvantaged minority groups. The authors conclude that the United States is not breaking apart due to the new ethnic diversity"--
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Citrin, Jack
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Sears, David O.
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Cambridge studies in public opinion and political psychology
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  • Multiculturalism
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationalism
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American identity and the politics of multiculturalism, Jack Citrin, David O. Sears
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Prologue 1. The challenge of e pluribus unum 2. The political psychology of identity choice 3. Contours of American national identity 4. The ethnic cauldron and group consciousness 5. Public opinion and multiculturalism's guiding norms 6. Do ethnic identities and multiculturalism collide with national identities? 7. Multicultural policies: ethnic consensus and cleavage 8. The dynamics of multicultural-policy preferences 9. Multiculturalism and party politics 10. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17617388
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780521535786
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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  • (Uk)016813938
  • (OCoLC)874732617
Label
American identity and the politics of multiculturalism, Jack Citrin, David O. Sears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue 1. The challenge of e pluribus unum 2. The political psychology of identity choice 3. Contours of American national identity 4. The ethnic cauldron and group consciousness 5. Public opinion and multiculturalism's guiding norms 6. Do ethnic identities and multiculturalism collide with national identities? 7. Multicultural policies: ethnic consensus and cleavage 8. The dynamics of multicultural-policy preferences 9. Multiculturalism and party politics 10. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17617388
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780521535786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016813938
  • (OCoLC)874732617

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