American Society Today, Paperback / softback Book

American Society Today Paperback / softback

Part of the Politics Today series


American society today provides a balanced introduction to the defining features of contemporary American society.

Includes the ways in which the US can be considered 'exceptional' - the character of the 'American dream', the role of ethnicity and race, and the differences between the regions.

Considers in depth a number of contemporary debates including the claim that the US economy has lost its capacity to generate wealth and stimulate mobility, that there has been a process of civic disengagement as voluntary organisations have lost members, and that the traditional family is in decline.

Includes a thorough investigation of the effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their aftermath.

Looks at the arguments put forward by those who assert that a common American identity has given way to a multitude of conflicting identities structured around factors such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9780719060229



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