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The Resource Split : class and cultural divides in American politics, Mark D. Brewer, Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Split : class and cultural divides in American politics, Mark D. Brewer, Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Label
Split : class and cultural divides in American politics
Title
Split
Title remainder
class and cultural divides in American politics
Statement of responsibility
Mark D. Brewer, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Title variation
Class and cultural divides in American politics
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Talk of politics in the United States today is abuzz with warring red and blue factions. The message is that Americans are split due to deeply-held beliefs--over abortion, gay marriage, stem-cell research, prayer in public schools. Is this cultural divide a myth, the product of elite partisans? Or is the split real? Yes, argue authors Mark Brewer and Jeffrey Stonecash--the cultural divisions are real. Yet they tell only half the story. Differences in income and economic opportunity also fuel division--a split along class lines. Cultural issues have not displaced class issues, as many believe. Split shows that both divisions coexist meaning that levels of taxation and the quality of healthcare matter just as much as the debate over the right to life versus the right to choose. The authors offer balanced, objective analysis, complete with a wealth of data-rich figures and tables, to explain the social trends underlying these class and cultural divides and then explore the response of the parties and voters. Offering solid empirical evidence, the authors show that how politicians, the media, and interest groups perceive citizen preferences--be they cultural or class based--determines whether or not the public gets what it wants. Simply put, each set of issues creates political conflict and debate that produce very different policies and laws. With a lively and highly readable narrative, students at every level will appreciate the brevity and punch of Split and come away with a more nuanced understanding of the divisions that drive the current American polity."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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Brewer, Mark D
Dewey number
324.273/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S62
LC item number
B74 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stonecash, Jeffrey M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Class consciousness
  • Social conflict
  • Culture conflict
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Split : class and cultural divides in American politics, Mark D. Brewer, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-211) 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
70630326
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780872892989
Lccn
2006021812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780872892989
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Split : class and cultural divides in American politics, Mark D. Brewer, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-211) 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
70630326
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780872892989
Lccn
2006021812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780872892989
Other physical details
illustrations

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