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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 29 March 2016
  • ISBN : 9781476769905
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 8 voters

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A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

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Our Kids

Our Kids
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781476769905
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A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will

Seeking the American Dream

Seeking the American Dream
  • Author : Robert C. Hauhart
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-11
  • ISBN : 9781137540256
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Historically, the United States has been viewed by generations of immigrants as the land of opportunity, where through hard work one can prosper and make a better life. The American Dream is perhaps the United States’ most common export. For many Americans, though, questions remain about whether the American Dream can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Americans, faced with global competition and increased social complexity, wonder whether their dwindling natural resources, polarized national and local politics, and often unregulated

Slow Culture and the American Dream

Slow Culture and the American Dream
  • Author : Mary Caputi
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022
  • ISBN : 9781793642417
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Slow Culture and the American Dream: A Slow and Curvy Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century is divided into an introduction, six chapters, and a conclusion. In making its case for the philosophy of slow, the book first chronicles the origins of the Slow Food movement in Italy in the 1980s followed by various outgrowths: e.g., Cittaslow (slow cities), slow fashion, slow travel, and slow parenting. The book explains why the slow movement is in many ways at odds with

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Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 1
  • Author : Mary Doyle Roche
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781532648380
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  • Author : Lallie B. Lloyd
  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780819233479
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The church understands community as unity in diversity: Paul’s vision of the Body of Christ as a physical body, with all parts welcomed and honored as parts of the whole, is an image of community as revolutionary in our day as it was in first century Rome. And the church’s call to act in the world, to be Christ’s hands and heart for healing and reconciliation, hope and justice, gives it a unique role in the national

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream

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  • Author : Robert C. Hauhart,Mitja Sardoč
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781000385526
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What do we mean by the American dream? Can we define it? Or does any discussion of the phrase end inconclusively, the solid turned liquid—like ice melting? Do we know whether the American dream motivates and inspires or, alternately, obscures and deceives? The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream offers distinctive, authoritative, original essays by well-known scholars that address the social, economic, historical, philosophic, legal, and cultural dimensions of the American dream for the twenty-first century. The American dream,

American Dreams

American Dreams
  • Author : Guian McKee,Cristina Lopez-Gottardi Chao
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780813940212
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In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center of the University of Virginia that brings together top scholars on the American presidency and experienced officials to explore the first twelve months of past administrations, and draw practical lessons from that history,

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The Chinese Dream and Ordinary Chinese People
  • Author : Mai Lu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-27
  • ISBN : 9789813349520
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This collection of interviews explores how the Chinese Dream is fueling the aspirations of individuals in China today and presents 40 representative cases that showcase the journeys that ordinary people undertake in pursuit of their dreams as well as their extraordinary achievements. The authors identify autonomy, self-awareness, and hard work as the most fundamental driving forces in individuals taking control of their own lives and achieving their dreams, with family and social support as further important factors. Despite the vast differences

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  • Author : Stefanie DeLuca,Susan Clampet-Lundquist,Kathryn Edin
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781610448581
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Recent research on inequality and poverty has shown that those born into low-income families, especially African Americans, still have difficulty entering the middle class, in part because of the disadvantages they experience living in more dangerous neighborhoods, going to inferior public schools, and persistent racial inequality. Coming of Age in the Other America shows that despite overwhelming odds, some disadvantaged urban youth do achieve upward mobility. Drawing from ten years of fieldwork with parents and children who resided in Baltimore

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Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism
  • Author : Jonathan Tran
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780197587904
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Any serious consideration of Asian American life forces us to reframe the way we talk about racism and antiracism. The current emphasis on racial identity obscures the political economic basis that makes racialized life in America legible. This is especially true when it comes to Asian Americans. This book reframes the conversation in terms of what has been called "racial capitalism" and utilizes two extended case studies to show how Asian Americansperpetuate and resist its political economy.

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  • Author : Melinda Wenner Moyer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781472288790
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As featured in The Guardian, How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people . . . who just might save the world one day. As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all kinds of parenting questions: how to potty train, when and whether to get vaccines, and how to

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  • Author : Christine M. Beckman,Melissa Mazmanian
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781503612334
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A riveting look at the real reasons Americans feel inadequate in the face of their dreams, and a call to celebrate how we support one another in the service of family and work in our daily life. Jay's days are filled with back-to-back meetings, but he always leaves work in time to pick his daughter up from swimming at 7pm, knowing he'll be back on his laptop later that night. Linda thinks wistfully of the treadmill in her garage as

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  • Author : Allmendinger, Phil
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • ISBN : 9781447356042
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We all want cities, where more than half of the world’s population currently live, to be just, successful, clean, fair, green, sustainable, safe, healthy and affordable. Will ‘smart cities’ help achieve these aspirations or undermine them in the time of COVID-19? Phil Allmendinger, a world expert on cities, development, and urban governance, takes a critical approach to the role of ‘smart’ in future cities and the relationship with city development. Considering how technology can support active citizenship, he challenges

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  • Author : Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2022
  • ISBN : 9780520387102
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"As education has been increasingly lauded as the path to achieving the 'American Dream,' Martín Sánchez-Jankowski utilizes extensive participant observation to examine how low-income students navigate the education system. With compassion and rigor, Potholes in the Road explores the dynamics of the multiple interrelated obstacles that low-income students must surpass in order to make educational transitions successfully from high school to college. Using extensive ethnographic research, Sánchez-Jankowski explores the mythic pull of the 'American Dream' and

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  • Author : F.M. Kail
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2019-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781532072291
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We are a nation of underdogs, founded by immigrants seeking a better life. This book reminds us of the humble beginnings of some of the greatest ballplayers, movie stars and Presidents of all time, men who faced adversities growing up and who, in overcoming them, gave credence to the American Dream.