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Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

Christina M. Greer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989300
eISBN:
9780199346332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989300.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream explores the political significance of ethnicity for new immigrant and native-born blacks. Utilizing ... More


Millions Standing against Their Own Economic Interest

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of white working-class and middle-class Americans vote against their own economic interest by defending policies that hurt them while profiting the rich, including the 1% wealthiest ... More


Who Believes in the American Dream?: Public Attitudes about Mobility in the United States and Beyond

Carol Graham

in Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169460
eISBN:
9781400884971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169460.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter goes on to ask who still believes in the American Dream. It begins with a review of what we know about the relationship between inequality, well-being, and attitudes about future ... More


Introduction: Happiness for All: Living the Dream?

Carol Graham

in Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169460
eISBN:
9781400884971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169460.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book considers the extent to which the American Dream—and the right to the pursuit of happiness—is equally available to ... More


Can We Save the Dream?

Carol Graham

in Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169460
eISBN:
9781400884971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169460.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter offers some modest suggestions for policies that might begin to revive the fragile American Dream. It also highlights the role that well-being metrics and markers can play in identifying ... More


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