ISBN-10:
0275959708
ISBN-13:
9780275959708
Pub. Date:
04/30/1998
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
The Tribal Basis of American Life: Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Groups in Conflict / Edition 1

The Tribal Basis of American Life: Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Groups in Conflict / Edition 1

by Murray Friedman, Nancy Isserman

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Overview

For 300 years, American culture and society have been shaped by ethnic conflict. This book reveals how the unique characteristics of the American socio-political system have impacted intergroup conflict. This contributed volume collects the most current thinking on intergroup dynamics and on specific conflicts and specific groups with a special emphasis on the Jewish-American experience.

The demographic portrait of this country has undergone vast changes. Many newly emerging groups that promote building group pride and solidarity are obtaining greater economic and political power. This current emphasis on groups also sheds light on the tribal dimension of the past in American life. This contributed volume examines how these forces are to be reconciled and will be of interest to students of sociology, religion, and multicultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275959708
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/1998
Series: Praeger Series in Political
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

About the Author

MURRAY FRIEDMAN is the Director of the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University, and Middle Atlantic States Director for Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee.

NANCY ISSERMAN is the Associate Director of the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Tribal Basis of American Life by Murray Friedman

Changing American Group Setting

Immigration, Pluralism and Public Policy by Gary Rubin

The Religious Roots of the Culture Wars: How Competing Moral Visions Fuel Cultural Conflict by James Davison Hunter and Kimon Howland Sargeant

Case Studies of Ethnic Conflict

The Tribes of Brooklyn: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the Crown Heights Riots by Jonathan Rieder

The Persistence of Anti-Asian Hatred by Gary Okihiro

The Dynamics of American Intergroup Conflict and Responses to Bigotry by Philip Perlmutter

Becoming Insiders: Factors Affecting the Creation and Maintenance of Boundaries for New Immigrants by Judith Goode

The World Setting and Response

Ethnic Conflict at Home and Abroad: The United States in Comparative Perspective by James Kurth

How Should We Talk About Intergroup Conflict? by Nathan Glazer

Index

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