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Author Thomson, Irene Taviss, 1941-

Title Culture wars and enduring American dilemmas / Irene Taviss Thomson.

Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (270 pages).
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Series Contemporary political and social issues
Contemporary political and social issues.
Contents Culture wars and warring about culture -- Respect for religion but uncertainty about its role -- Moral but not moralistic -- Individualism but not to excess -- Pluralism within one culture -- Antielitist but respecting achievement -- Moderation, plain and simple -- Culture, class, and American exceptionalism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-249) and index.
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Summary "Irene Taviss Thomson gives us a nuanced portrait of American social politics that helps explain both why we are drawn to the idea of a 'culture war' and why that misrepresents what is actually going on."--Rhys H. Williams, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago "An important work showing--beneath surface conflict--a deep consensus on a number of ideals by social elites."--John H. Evans, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego The idea of a culture war, or wars, has existed in America since the 1960s--an underlying ideological schism in our country that is responsible for the polarizing debates on everything from the separation of church and state, to abortion, to gay marriage, to affirmative action. Irene Taviss Thomson explores this notion by analyzing hundreds of articles addressing hot-button issues over two decades from four magazines: National Review, Time, The New Republic, and The Nation, as well as a wide array of other writings and statements from a substantial number of public intellectuals. What Thomson finds might surprise you: based on her research, there is no single cultural divide or cultural source that can account for the positions that have been adopted. While issues such as religion, homosexuality, sexual conduct, and abortion have figured prominently in public discussion, in fact there is no single thread that unifies responses to each of these cultural dilemmas for any of the writers. Irene Taviss Thomson is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, having taught in the Department of Social Sciences and History at Fairleigh Dickinson University for more than 30 years. Previously, she taught in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.
Language English.
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Subject Culture conflict -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
United States -- Moral conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE.
Anthropology / Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Culture conflict. (OCoLC)fst00885099
Moral conditions. (OCoLC)fst01026043
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Sociology & Social History.
Social Conditions.
Social Sciences.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Indexed Term Sociology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Thomson, Irene Taviss, 1941- Culture wars and enduring American dilemmas. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2010 9780472050888 (DLC) 2009033205 (OCoLC)431935351
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