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Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Peter V. Marsden (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book assembles a team of leading researchers to provide unparalleled insight into how American social attitudes and behaviors have changed since the 1970s. Drawing on the General Social Survey—a ... More


Congregations

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses six trends in congregational life: looser connections between congregations and denominations, more computer technology, more informal worship, older congregants, more ... More


Introduction and Overview

Peter V. Marsden

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book reports on social trends among U.S. adults between the early 1970s and the first decade of the 21st century. The chapters cover social and political phenomena arrayed across a wide ... More


The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Amanda Porterfield

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Religious life in the U.S. underwent a profound change in the late twentieth century as divisions between different religious groups softened, exposure to various religions increased, and Americans ... More


The Academic Professions and American Society

Steven Brint

in Two Cheers for Higher Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182667
eISBN:
9780691184890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182667.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter presents a portrait of the dominant system for organizing and pursuing knowledge and the contributions of that system to American life. It aims to convey some of the hidden strengths of ... More


Enter the Poor: American Welfare Reform, Solidarity, and the Capability of Human Flourishing

Vincent D. Rougeau

in Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188097
eISBN:
9780199852109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter describes how a materialistic vision of society and the lack of a sense of common purpose in American life have made it extremely difficult for law and public policy to confront poverty ... More


New York City’s Natural Experiment

Franklin E. Zimring

in The Great American Crime Decline

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181159
eISBN:
9780199944132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181159.003.0071
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines crime in New York City, but uses New York as a laboratory for new theories about the linkage between crime and social structure in urban American life. New York City received a ... More


Immigrant Kitchens, Community Cookbooks, and Italian-American Life: An Introduction

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Authors of commercial, community, and self-published cookbooks reflect on their decisions to write about immigrant kitchens and cooking. In getting to know the women and the lives of Madison, ... More


Italian-American Women: a Review Essay

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter the author summarizes the historiography on Italian-American women within the context of women's studies generally, while emphasizing potential connections between this research and ... More


“Bitter Days”: The Heyday of Anti-Communism

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Even independent of McCarthy, the years 1950–1954 marked the climax of anti-communism in American life. The Korean stalemate generated both a bruising debate over containment and sourness in national ... More


What Happens Next?

Franklin E. Zimring

in The Great American Crime Decline

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181159
eISBN:
9780199944132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181159.003.0081
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter addresses a single question: How low can crime rates drop without major changes in the character of American life? It begins with an analysis of crime since the turn of the century. ... More


Conclusion: the extraordinary couple

Kathrina Glitre

in Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the Union, 1934-65

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070785
eISBN:
9781781700990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070785.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Comedy was in reality the most serious genre in Hollywood—in the sense that it reflected, through the comic mode, the deepest moral and social beliefs of American life. The Hollywood romantic ... More


Lone Star Muslims: Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas

Ahmed Afzal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479855346
eISBN:
9781479851638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the ... More


My Border Stories: Life Narratives, Interdisciplinarity, and Post-Nationalism in Ethnic Studies

Barbara Brinson Curiel

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter gives a personal life narrative, where the author of this book reveals that she comes from a family of border-jumpers. The chapter is also concerned with Ethnic Studies and ... More


One. The Family Tree

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter covers Schuman's genealogy, the derivation of his first and middle names, and the change in spelling of his last name. The lives of his paternal great-grandparents, both sets of ... More


Classing

Dan Bouk

in How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259178
eISBN:
9780226259208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259208.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the tension that existed in the late nineteenth century between life insurers’ efforts to class individuals into groups and their urge to smooth or average away individual ... More


Freud: A Cultural Innovator

Eva Illouz

in Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224469
eISBN:
9780520941311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224469.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter discusses the role of Sigmund Freud as a cultural innovator. It shows that Freud's greatest impact on culture has been to reformulate the relationship of the self to others through a new ... More


The Cult of Reassurance: Religion, Therapy, and Containment Culture

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how popular religious self-help books operated as Cold War propaganda in the developing world by participating in what Alan Nadel calls “containment culture.” Focusing on the ... More


Washington's Broad Economic Influence on African-American Life and History

Michael B. Boston

in The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington: Its Development and Implementation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034737
eISBN:
9780813038193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter outlines Washington's influence on African-American life and history. The chapter argues that Washington certainly publicly championed business formation and development more than any ... More


Seven. Sarah Lawrence and the Beginning of the Decade of War

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman's early years as an instructor at Sarah Lawrence College found him allying himself with progressive elements on the campus, especially in light of the Spanish Civil War. Schuman's views on ... More


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