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The Resource Cultural wars in American politics : critical reviews of a popular myth, Rhys H. Williams, editor

Cultural wars in American politics : critical reviews of a popular myth, Rhys H. Williams, editor

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Cultural wars in American politics : critical reviews of a popular myth
Title
Cultural wars in American politics
Title remainder
critical reviews of a popular myth
Statement of responsibility
Rhys H. Williams, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • That contemporary American politics is divided into two differing ideological, moral, and lifestyle groups - a divide so severe as to constitute a "cultural war"--Is a widely-held popular belief
  • The most systematic academic version of the culture wars claim has appeared in two influential books by sociologist James Davison Hunter, the earlier dating from 1991. Hunter's formulation of the myth serves the contributors to this volume as a point of departure. They add more measured analyses to the rhetorical overstatement in Hunter's claim, assessing its accuracy with a broad range of evidence based on individual attitudes, subcultural values, political party dynamics, and culture-wide ideological currents. On every level of analysis, the contributors find that Hunter's bipolar axis obscures the variety of ways in which culture actually functions in current politics. That variety receives the nuanced treatment it deserves in this collection
  • Examining the full range of sources of cultural politics and offering competing models for understanding the current ideological landscape, this volume will be useful in a variety of classroom and seminar settings, from political sociology and social movements to contemporary American culture and the sociology of religion
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.C77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Williams, Rhys H
Series statement
Social problems and social issues
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  • Culture conflict
  • Politics and culture
  • Christianity and politics
  • Protestants
  • Protestants
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cultural wars in American politics : critical reviews of a popular myth, Rhys H. Williams, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Culture wars? Insights from ethnographies of two Protestant seminaries
  • Jackson W. Carroll, Penny Long Marler
  • Culture wars and the party system : religion and realignment, 1972-1993
  • Ted G. Jelen
  • Civility of the culture wars in politics and religion : case study of Oliver North in Virginia
  • Margaret S. Hrezo, Melinda Bollar Wagner
  • Myth of culture wars : the case of American Protestantism
  • Christian Smith, with Michael Emerson ... [et al.]
  • Lambs among the lions : America's culture wars in cross-cultural perspective
  • N.J. Demerath III, Karen S. Straight
  • What American culture war? A view from the trenches as opposed to the command posts and the press corps
  • Religion, ideology, and electoral politics
  • Gerald M. Platt, Rhys H. Williams
  • Dimensions of cultural tension among the American public
  • Daniel V.A. Olson
  • Culture wars : remapping the battleground
  • Fred Kniss
  • Culture wars, social movements, and institutional politics
  • Rhys H. Williams
  • N.J. Demerath III, Yonghe Yang
  • War for America's soul? The American religious landscape
  • Nancy J. Davis, Robert V. Robinson
  • Have American's social attitudes become more polarized?
  • Paul DiMaggio, John Evans, Bethany Bryson
  • Religious affiliation, commitment, and ideology
  • Timothy Shortell
Control code
37001383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780202305639
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
97022848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Cultural wars in American politics : critical reviews of a popular myth, Rhys H. Williams, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Culture wars? Insights from ethnographies of two Protestant seminaries
  • Jackson W. Carroll, Penny Long Marler
  • Culture wars and the party system : religion and realignment, 1972-1993
  • Ted G. Jelen
  • Civility of the culture wars in politics and religion : case study of Oliver North in Virginia
  • Margaret S. Hrezo, Melinda Bollar Wagner
  • Myth of culture wars : the case of American Protestantism
  • Christian Smith, with Michael Emerson ... [et al.]
  • Lambs among the lions : America's culture wars in cross-cultural perspective
  • N.J. Demerath III, Karen S. Straight
  • What American culture war? A view from the trenches as opposed to the command posts and the press corps
  • Religion, ideology, and electoral politics
  • Gerald M. Platt, Rhys H. Williams
  • Dimensions of cultural tension among the American public
  • Daniel V.A. Olson
  • Culture wars : remapping the battleground
  • Fred Kniss
  • Culture wars, social movements, and institutional politics
  • Rhys H. Williams
  • N.J. Demerath III, Yonghe Yang
  • War for America's soul? The American religious landscape
  • Nancy J. Davis, Robert V. Robinson
  • Have American's social attitudes become more polarized?
  • Paul DiMaggio, John Evans, Bethany Bryson
  • Religious affiliation, commitment, and ideology
  • Timothy Shortell
Control code
37001383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780202305639
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
97022848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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