Marginalized in the Middle
By (author) Alan Wolfe
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Marginalized in the Middle by Alan Wolfe
Book DescriptionAddressing volatile social issues such as gender, pornography, race, welfare, immigration, and schooling, Alan Wolfe examines the ills of American society in the 1990s. He shows that it is possible to be critical and fair at the same time, and concludes that social criticism does not lie within the boundaries of either left-wing or right-wing ideas, but rather is connected to a broad understanding of liberalism. This immensely readable book illustrates the power of social criticism to enlarge discussion of issues at the heart of democracy today."In applying a realist approach to controversies over immigration, pornography, race relations, and the apparent communications gap between the genders, Wolfe seeks to demonstrate the advantages of combining the insights of criticism and the tools of social science".-- "Library Journal" "A plea for a return to liberal thinking, an insistence on the value of 'social criticism beyond politics.' "-- "Washington Post Book World" "[Wolfe] surveys contemporary public discourse on racial and sexual relations, welfare policy, immigration, pornography, education and cultural politics . . . he manages to bring some fresh thinking to most of these stale debates".--T. J. Jackson Lears, "New York Times Book Review"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226905174
(278mm x 154mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan Wolfe
Religion and Democracy in the United States, Paperback (August 2010)
Considers the ways Americans understand the relationship between their religious beliefs and the political arena. This work covers such topics as: how religious diversity affects American democracy, how religion is implicated in America's partisan battles, and how religion affects ideas about race, ethnicity, and gender.
Does American Democracy Still Work?, Paperback (August 2007)
Identifies the political conditions that endanger the quality of our democracy. This book describes how politics has changed, and it calls for a democracy protection movement designed to preserve our political traditions not unlike the environmental protection movement's efforts to safeguard the natural world.
Transformation of American Religion, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Alan Wolfe
In this astounding account, a leading sociologist demonstrates that religion in America has become so tamed and softened that it hardly serves any of its original functions.
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