Behind the Mule - Race and Class in African - American Politics
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Description: Political scientists and social choice theorists often assume that economic diversification within a group produces divergent political beliefs and behaviors. Michael Dawson demonstrates, however, that the growth of a black middle class has left race as the dominant influence on African- American politics. Why have African Americans remained so united in most of their political attitudes? To account for this phenomenon, Dawson develops a new theory of group interests that emphasizes perceptions of "linked fates" and black economic subordination.
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Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/23/1995
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Figures|
|List of Tables|
|Behind the Mule: The Historical Roots of African-American Group Interests|
|The Changing Class Structure of Black America and the Political Behavior of African Americans|
|Race, Class, and African-American Economic Polarization|
|The Politicization of African-American Racial Group Interests|
|African-American Political Behavior and Public Opinion|
|Models of African-American Racial and Economic Group Interests|
|Data and Models for Chapter 4|
|African-American Partisanship and the American Party System|
|Data and Models for Chapter 5|
|African-American Political Choice|
|Data and Models for Chapter 6|
|Racial Group Interests, African-American Presidential Approval, and Macroeconomic Policy|
|Group Interests, Class Divisions, and African-American Policy Preferences|
|Data and Models for Chapter 8|
|Epilogue: Racial Group Interests, Class, and the Future of African-American Politics|