Prejudice, Politics, and the American Dilemma

Prejudice, Politics, and the American Dilemma

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Edited by Edward G. Carmines, Edited by Paul M. Sniderman, Edited by Philip E. Tetlock

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  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 224mm x 24mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Palo Alto
  • ISBN 10: 0804724822
  • ISBN 13: 9780804724821
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 1,723,437

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Half a century since the publication of An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal's seminal work on race in America, this book contributes to a fresh understanding of this dilemma by viewing the issues of race as they are now. 'This extremely important book has a number of strengths: most important, its interdisciplinary nature; its methodologically sophisticated and innovative research; and its raising of new perspectives on race, perspectives that should challenge stale truisms and cliches and stimulate new research. The papers are uniformly strong and provocative, and many should engender a healthy dose of controversy. The book represents an important shift in perspectives, both theoretical and methodological, in the study of race and American politics.' Kathleen McGraw, SUNY Stony Brook

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"This extremely important book has a number of strengths: most important, its interdisciplinary nature; its methodologically sophisticated and innovative research; and its raising of new perspectives on race, perspectives that should challenge stale truisms and cliches and stimulate new research. The papers are uniformly strong and provocative, and many should engender a healthy dose of controversy. The book represents an important shift in perspectives, both theoretical and methodological, in the study of race and American politics." - Kathleen McGraw, SUNY at Stony Brook "An eclectic group of contributors consisting of psychometricians, social and personality psychologists, sociologists, demographers, and political scientists have attempted 'to see anew the American dilemma.' Transcending the usual emotional polemics surrounding racial issues in America and viewing racism from the perspective of both blacks and whites, the authors succeed admirably in accomplishing their objectives... An exceptionally fine collection." - Choice "Why is this a path-breaking book? Because it presents the first big new idea about political participation in a decade. It demonstrates how specific, vivid personal experiences can trigger political involvement. It shows how issue commitments can be the product of participation rather than its cause. And it asks why people continue to be involved in politics, not just why they became politically active." - Paul Sniderman, Stanford University

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This extremely important book has a number of strengths: most important, its interdisciplinary nature; its methodologically sophisticated and innovative research; and its raising of new perspectives on race, perspectives that should challenge stale truisms and cliches and stimulate new research. The papers are uniformly strong and provocative, and many should engender a healthy dose of controversy. The book represents an important shift in perspectives, both theoretical and methodological, in the study of race and American politics. Kathleen McGraw, SUNY at Stony Brook An eclectic group of contributors consisting of psychometricians, social and personality psychologists, sociologists, demographers, and political scientists have attempted to see anew the American dilemma. Transcending the usual emotional polemics surrounding racial issues in America and viewing racism from the perspective of both blacks and whites, the authors succeed admirably in accomplishing their objectives. . . . An exceptionally fine collection. Choice"

Table of contents

1. Prejudice and politics: an introduction Paul M. Sniderman, Philip E. Tetlock and Edward G. Carmines; 2. Intergroup relations and stereotype change: a social-cognitive analysis and some longitudinal findings Myron Rothbart and Oliver P. John; 3. Personal attributes of people described by others as intolerant Harrison G. Gough and Pamela Bradley; 4. Age and cohort differences in American racial attitudes: the generational replacement hypothesis revisited Sue Dowden and John P. Robinson; 5. Ethnic stereotyping: a black-white comparison Lee Sigelman, James W. Shockey and Carol K. Sigelman; 6. Dimension of whites' beliefs about the black-white socioeconomic gap James R. Kluegel and Lawrence Bobo; 7. Middle-class blacks and the ambiguities of success Jennifer L. Hochschild; 8. The inevitability of oppression and the dynamics of social dominance Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto; 9. The politics of the American dilemma: issue pluralism Paul M. Sniderman, Philip E. Tetlock, Edward G. Carmines and Randall S. Peterson; 10. The changing American dilemma: liberal values and racial policies Edward G. Carmines and W. Richard Merriman, Jr.; 11. Assessing the presidential candidacies of Jesse Jackson Harold W. Stanley; 12. The decline in college entry among African Americans: findings in search of explanations Robert M. Hauser.