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The Resource The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars, Todd Gitlin

The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars, Todd Gitlin

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The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars
Title
The twilight of common dreams
Title remainder
why America is wracked by culture wars
Statement of responsibility
Todd Gitlin
Title variation
Why America is wracked by culture wars
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author focuses on the politics of textbook adoption in Oakland, California, in the early 1990s. The textbooks under consideration, written by a well-known multiculturalist and former leftist activist, were attacked as racist. Meanwhile, Gitlin notes, the larger issue, the fact that state funding of education has been repeatedly slashed, goes undebated. Widening his discussion, Gitlin goes on to talk about the decline of the Left, whose preoccupation with the needs of select "identities" and "cultures" has caused the movement to squander its energy on petty turf wars. He also argues that the Right, formerly associated with privileged interests, now claims to speak for the common good. --
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Gitlin, Todd
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Multiculturalism
  • United States
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The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars, Todd Gitlin
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Metropolitan Books, 1995
  • "An Owl Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36060311
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Owl book edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780805040913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36060311
Label
The twilight of common dreams : why America is wracked by culture wars, Todd Gitlin
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Metropolitan Books, 1995
  • "An Owl Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36060311
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Owl book edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780805040913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36060311

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