Our Kids The American Dream In Crisis

📒Our Kids ✍ Robert D. Putnam

✏Book Title : Our Kids
✏Author : Robert D. Putnam
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2016-03-29
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781476769905
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Our Kids Book Summary : 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).

📒Seeking The American Dream ✍ Robert C. Hauhart

✏Book Title : Seeking the American Dream
✏Author : Robert C. Hauhart
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2016-04-11
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9781137540256
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Seeking the American Dream Book Summary : Historically, the United States has been viewed by generations of immigrants as the land of opportunity, where through hard work one can prosper and make a better life. The American Dream is perhaps the United States’ most common export. For many Americans, though, questions remain about whether the American Dream can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Americans, faced with global competition and increased social complexity, wonder whether their dwindling natural resources, polarized national and local politics, and often unregulated capitalism can support the American Dream today. This book examines the ideas and experiences that have formed the American Dream, assesses its meaning for Americans, and evaluates its prospects for the future.

✏Book Title : Theft of the American Dream
✏Author : J. F. Swartz
✏Publisher : iUniverse
✏Release Date : 2012-10
✏Pages : 346
✏ISBN : 9781475949117
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Theft of the American Dream Book Summary : Explains "the structural flaws in the US financial system and how these flaws could soon destroy unwitting middle class Americans [and] provides practical steps to take to defend ourselves against the monetary and fiscal actions taken by our leaders"--p. [4] of cover.

📒Hanging Together ✍ Robert D. Putnam

✏Book Title : Hanging Together
✏Author : Robert D. Putnam
✏Publisher : Harvard University Press
✏Release Date : 1984
✏Pages : 262
✏ISBN : 0674372255
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hanging Together Book Summary : Examines the annual economic summits held by the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, and Canada and looks at how nations balance national interests and international economic interdependence

✏Book Title : The American Dream and the Power of Wealth
✏Author : Heather Beth Johnson
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2014-11-20
✏Pages : 252
✏ISBN : 9781317744085
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The American Dream and the Power of Wealth Book Summary : Despite the overwhelming evidence against them, many people still believe they can overcome the economic and racial constraints placed upon them at birth. In the first edition, Heather Beth Johnson explored this belief in the American Dream with over 200 in-depth interviews with black and white families, highlighting the ever-increasing racial wealth gap and the actual inequality in opportunities. This second edition has been updated to make it fully relevant to today’s reader, with new data and illustrative examples, including twenty new interviews. Johnson asks not just what parents are thinking about inequality and the American Dream, but to what extent children believe in the American Dream and how they explain, justify, and understand the stratification of American society. This book is an ideal addition to courses on race and inequality.

📒Hanging Together ✍ Robert D Putnam

✏Book Title : Hanging Together
✏Author : Robert D Putnam
✏Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
✏Release Date : 1987-12-31
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 0803981015
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hanging Together Book Summary : For more than a decade the leaders of the United States, Japan, Western Europe and Canada have met annually to discuss international economic and political issues. Hanging Together analyses the history of these seven-power summits and the relations between the Western allies during these turbulent years. New chapters in this edition relate the story of Western economic diplomacy until the Reagan Years. They give lucid accounts of the revamped international economic strategy after 1984 and how the Europeans and Japanese reacted to it. A new introduction and conclusion place the summits in a theoretical framework.

📒The American Dream ✍ Frank I. Luntz

✏Book Title : The American dream
✏Author : Frank I. Luntz
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1994
✏Pages : 30
✏ISBN : IND:30000053403634
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Drugs And The American Dream ✍ Patricia A. Adler

✏Book Title : Drugs and the American Dream
✏Author : Patricia A. Adler
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2012-02-28
✏Pages : 405
✏ISBN : 9780470670279
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Drugs and the American Dream Book Summary : Drugs and the American Dream presents an up-to-date anthology of chiefly contemporary readings that explore the myriad sociological correlates of licit and illicit drug use in the United States. Unique approach to the topic that offers an organizing theme of sociological concepts-age, social class, ethnicity, gender, as well as societal response to drug use including drug education, treatment, and policy. The book is interdisciplinary in terms of approach, making it useful in a variety of contexts. Includes a wide array of ethnographic articles that place reader directly into the perspectives of drug users through their own voices Brief framing introductions to each article provide "interconnective tissue," guiding the student to the heart of what's important in the piece that follows. Offers a balanced approach to various substances-tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. Provides students with a realistic perspective on the extent of substance use in American society as well as a critical appreciation of the real versus imagined harms associated with use of various substances.

📒Double Edged Diplomacy ✍ Peter B. Evans

✏Book Title : Double edged Diplomacy
✏Author : Peter B. Evans
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 1993-01-01
✏Pages : 490
✏ISBN : 0520076818
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Double edged Diplomacy Book Summary : This original look at the dynamics of international relations untangles the vigorous interaction of domestic and international politics on subjects as diverse as nuclear disarmament, human rights, and trade. An eminent group of political scientists demonstrates how international bargaining that reflects domestic political agendas can be undone when it ignores the influence of domestic constituencies.The eleven studies in "Double-Edged Diplomacy" provide a major step in furthering a more complete understanding of how politics "between" nations affects politics "within" nations and vice versa. The result is a striking new paradigm for comprehending world events at a time when the global and the domestic are becoming ever more linked.

📒On Democracy ✍ Robert A. Dahl

✏Book Title : On Democracy
✏Author : Robert A. Dahl
✏Publisher : Yale University Press
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages : 257
✏ISBN : 9780300194463
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏On Democracy Book Summary : This lucid book by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. This new edition includes two additional chapters by Ian Shapiro. One deals with the prospects for democracy in light of developments since the advent of the Arab spring in 2010. The other takes up the effects of inequality and money in politics on the quality of democracy, a subject that was of increasing concern to Dahl in his final years. “Completely accessible, admirably succinct, intelligent, and even wise, On Democracyoffers the ideal overview of the worst form of government except all others. Robert Dahl masterfully guides the general reader through a tour of the origins, ideals, actualities, and potentialities of democratic government. Even sophisticated students of democracy can learn a lot on this tour.”—Amy Gutman, coauthor of Democracy and Disagreement