American Dream

Author: Andreas Etges
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593395312
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American Dream from the Author: Andreas Etges. Nicht nur der Wirtschafts- und Finanzsektor ist in den Vereinigten Staaten von Krisen geschüttelt. Auch die amerikanische Demokratie, das politische und gesellschaftliche System sowie das Gesundheits- und Bildungswesen zeigen schwere Krisensymptome. Führende Expertinnen und Experten – darunter der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Paul Krugman und die Philosophin Nancy Fraser – analysieren in diesem Band die aktuelle innen- und außenpolitische Problemlage der USA und stellen sie in einen historischen Kontext. Während die internationale Dominanz Amerikas schwindet und die Idee seines Exzeptionalismus infrage steht, bleibt das Land gleichwohl für Deutschland und die westlichen Verbündeten politisch und kulturell ein zentraler Bezugspunkt.

The American Dream

Author: Jim Cullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195173253
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The American Dream from the Author: Jim Cullen. The first "narrative history" traces the thread that binds the dreams and aspirations of most Americans together, exploring shared history and sacred texts--the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence--in search of the origins of these ideas.

American Photography And The American Dream

Author: James Guimond
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807843086
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American Photography And The American Dream from the Author: James Guimond. Looks at how documentary photographers have contested the idea of the American dream, and discusses the work of Francis Benjamin Johnston, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, William Klein, Diane Arbus, and Robert Frank

Cynicism And The Evolution Of The American Dream

Author: Wilber W. Caldwell
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612343333
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Cynicism And The Evolution Of The American Dream from the Author: Wilber W. Caldwell. Putting a recognizable face on contemporary American cynicism

Our Kids

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476769907
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Our Kids from the Author: Robert D. Putnam. A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Inclusion In The American Dream

Author: Michael Sherraden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195347098
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Inclusion In The American Dream from the Author: Michael Sherraden. Inclusion in the American Dream brings together leading scholars and policy experts on the topic of asset building, particularly as this relates to public policy. The typical American household accumulates most of its assets in home equity and retirement accounts, both of which are subsidized through the tax system. But the poor, for the most part, do not participate in these asset accumulation policies. The challenge is to expand the asset-based policy structure so that everyone is included.

In The Shadow Of The American Dream

Author: David Wojnarowicz
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802136718
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In The Shadow Of The American Dream from the Author: David Wojnarowicz. Chronicles the life of an introspective writer, filmmaker, radical artist, and AIDS activist from age seventeen until his AIDS-related death at thirty-seven.

Baseball And The American Dream

Author: Robert Elias
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765607638
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Baseball And The American Dream from the Author: Robert Elias. One particular American sport arguably surpasses all others in reflecting U.S. society: the national pastime -- baseball. Roger Angell has suggested, "Baseball seems to have been invented solely for the purpose of explaining all other things in life". It has uniquely mirrored the trends within our culture and has been associated with "The American Dream" in all of its permutations. Baseball has been an arena in which the mightiest struggles of our society -- equal rights regardless of race, nationality, or gender -- have been played out. Editor Robert Elias has woven together a collection of essays of exceptional diversity to look at how baseball and the American Dream have connected through history to the present day, as well as providing a signpost to the future of baseball in American popular culture. Featuring articles by former players such as Orlando Cepeda and Dusty Baker (currently the manager for the San Francisco Giants), legendary journalists such as Leonard Koppett, Andrei Codrescu, and Roger Kahn, and contemporary scholars such as Jules Tygiel, Gai Berlage, and Samuel Regalado, this volume provides a unique and valuable perspective on baseball and its distinctive place in American culture.