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The Resource Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010, Charles Murray

Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010, Charles Murray

Label
Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010
Title
Coming apart
Title remainder
the state of white America, 1960-2010
Statement of responsibility
Charles Murray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass. In this book the author explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity. The book demonstrates that a new upper class and a new lower class have diverged so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship, a divergence that has nothing to do with income inequality and that has grown during good economic times and bad. The top and bottom of white America increasingly live in different cultures, the author argues, with the powerful upper class living in enclaves surrounded by their own kind, ignorant about life in mainstream America, and the lower class suffering from erosions of family and community life that strike at the heart of the pursuit of happiness. This divergence puts the success of the American project at risk
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Murray, Charles A
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
M895 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Whites
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social classes
  • Social mobility
Label
Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010, Charles Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
November 21, 1963 -- The Formation of a New Upper Class. Our kind of people ; The foundations of the new upper class ; A new kind of segregation ; How thick is your bubble? ; The bright side of the new upper class. -- The Formation of a New Lower Class. The founding virtues ; Belmont and Fishtown ; Marriage ; Industriousness ; Honesty ; Religiosity ; The real Fishtown -- The size of the new lower class. -- Why It Matters. The selective collapse of American community ; The founding virtues and the stuff of life ; One nation, divisible ; Alternative futures -- Data sources and presentation -- Supplemental material for the segregation chapter -- Supplemental material for the chapter on Belmont and Fishtown -- Supplemental material for the marriage chapter -- Supplemental material for the honesty chapter -- Supplemental material for the American community chapter -- Supplemental material for the chapter about the founding virtues and the stuff of life
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
407 p.
Isbn
9780307453426
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011501987
Other physical details
ill., charts
System control number
ocn727702914
Label
Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010, Charles Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
November 21, 1963 -- The Formation of a New Upper Class. Our kind of people ; The foundations of the new upper class ; A new kind of segregation ; How thick is your bubble? ; The bright side of the new upper class. -- The Formation of a New Lower Class. The founding virtues ; Belmont and Fishtown ; Marriage ; Industriousness ; Honesty ; Religiosity ; The real Fishtown -- The size of the new lower class. -- Why It Matters. The selective collapse of American community ; The founding virtues and the stuff of life ; One nation, divisible ; Alternative futures -- Data sources and presentation -- Supplemental material for the segregation chapter -- Supplemental material for the chapter on Belmont and Fishtown -- Supplemental material for the marriage chapter -- Supplemental material for the honesty chapter -- Supplemental material for the American community chapter -- Supplemental material for the chapter about the founding virtues and the stuff of life
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
407 p.
Isbn
9780307453426
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011501987
Other physical details
ill., charts
System control number
ocn727702914

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