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A Nation Divided

Diversity, Inequality, and Community in American Society

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A Nation Divided
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The United States will enter the twenty-first century with an increasingly diverse, unequal, and divided population. Longstanding tensions persist between ethnic groups, rich and poor, and immigrants and the native-born. New sources of strain involve sexual and gender minorities, those who possess alternate family forms, and white and nonwhite immigrants, as well as the widening gulf between rich and poor Americans.A Nation Divided offers a fresh approach to these controversial issues. In this volume, leading social scientists explore the potentially explosive combination of diversity and inequality. Using the latest theory and research, the authors show how different groups become socially and economically unequal and how such patterns of "durable inequality" affect national stability. They also discuss strategies for reducing durable inequality and creating social harmony. Their contributions address the changing demography of diversity and inequality and the interplay of diversity, inequality, and community in educational institutions, the military, the family, popular culture, and religion.
Release date NZ
July 29th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Henry A. Walker Edited by McClean Donna Dempster Edited by Phyllis Moen
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
50 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Cornell University Press
Pages
360
Dimensions
152x229x22
ISBN-13
9780801485886
Product ID
1821438

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