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Title:
Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010
Author:
Murray, Charles A.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Crown Forum, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
viii, 407 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Summary:
A 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.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. 1: 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 -- Pt. 2: 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 -- Pt. 3: Why it matters. The selective collapse of American community ; The founding virtues and the stuff of life ; One nation, divisible ; Alternative futures.
ISBN:
9780307453426
Format :
Book

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