Persistence and Change in the Protestant Establishment

Persistence and Change in the Protestant Establishment

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Here, sociologist Ralph Pyle investigates the extent to which a male-dominated, Ivy League educated Protestant establishment in the United States since World War II has given way to an elite whose diversity is more representative of the general population. While there is evidence that major changes have diminished the social, political, and economic prerogatives of the traditional Protestant establishment, the author finds that those in command positions of the most influential institutions bear a strong resemblance to their predecessors who directed affairs in an earlier era. Even if the current expansion of influence among previously disempowered groups continues at its present rate, the disproportionate power of white Protestant Ivy Leaguers will persist for several decades to come.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 11.18mm | 426.38g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0275954870
  • 9780275954871

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Theoretical Orientation: Explanations for Persistence and Change in the Establishment Evolution of the Protestant Establishment, 1950-1992 Higher Education and the Establishment Conclusion Appendix A: Gender Representation among the Elite Appendix B: Methodology References Index
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Review quote

"This carefully written book does a good job of describing the empirical results."-Social Forces ?This carefully written book does a good job of describing the empirical results.?-Social Forces
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About Ralph E. Pyle

RALPH E. PYLE is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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