American Dream in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1439903158
ISBN-13: 9781439903155
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 6/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The American Dream has long been a dominant theme in U.S. culture, one with enduring significance, but these are difficult times for dreamers. The editors of and contributors to The American Dream in the 21st Centuryexamine the American Dream historically, socially, and economically and consider its intersection with politics, religion, race, gender, and generation.The conclusions presented in this short, readable volume provide both optimism For The faith that most Americans have in the possibility of achieving the American Dream and a realistic assessment of the cracks in the dream. The last presidential election offered hope, but the experts here warn about the need for better programs and policies that could make the dream a reality for a larger number of Americans.

Introduction: The Making and Persistence of the American Dream
Twilights Gleaming: The American Dream and the Ends of Republics
The Politics of the American Dream, 1980 to 2008
The Presidency and the Making of the American Dream
Dreaming in Black and White
Whose Dream? Gender and the American Dream
Want Meets Necessity in the New American Dream
Religion and the American Dream: A Catholic Reflection in a Generational Context
Conclusion: The American Dream: Where Are We?
Contributors
Index

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