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Linked Fate and Economic Optimism

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter, I examine a key step of heuristic theory. That step is the perception in a person’s mind that her fate is linked to that of a larger group. I review some previous work on linked ... More


On the Blackness of Post-Blackness: Colson Whitehead and Racial Individualism

Cameron Leader-Picone

in Black and More than Black: African American Fiction in the Post Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824516
eISBN:
9781496824547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824516.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter argues that Colson Whitehead’s novel Sag Harbormirrors post-Black art’s emphasis on simultaneously rejecting and embracing the racial categorization of African American art. In doing so, ... More


Worker-Consumer Alliances and the Modern Black Middle Class, 1951–1970

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The movement in southern cities is the subject of chapter 5. It explores black worker-consumer alliances (built on “linked fate”) in sit-in demonstrations and their utility in helping black ... More


Uncertainty, Labor Markets, and Group Heuristics

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter, I examine the effect of uncertainty on the relationship between ethnic and regional incomes, linked fate, and attitudes toward redistribution. Uncertainty is a key ingredient in ... More


Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Michael J. Donnelly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

What drives support for or opposition to redistributive taxation and spending? Why is ethnic diversity associated with inequality and a lack of redistribution? This book argues that many individuals, ... More


On the Horns of Racialization: Middle Class, Ethnic, and Black

Onoso Imoagene

in Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292314
eISBN:
9780520965881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292314.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 5 discusses the endpoints of the ethnic identification journey of the Nigerian second generation. A key endpoint is that they are integrating into the black middle class. The chapter utilizes ... More


Groups, Interests, and Heuristics

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter, I lay out a heuristic theory of group membership and attitudes toward redistribution. I argue that the impact of ethnic and regional incomes on attitudes is mediated by a sense of ... More


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