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Murray, Charles A
Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010 / Charles Murray
Alternate Title State of white America, 1960-2010
1st ed
New York [N.Y.] : Crown Forum, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E184.A1 M895 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Whites -- United States -- Social conditions
Whites -- United States -- Economic conditions
Subject United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
Subject(s) Social classes -- United States
Social mobility -- United States
Physical Description viii, 407 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-398) and index
Contents November 21, 1963 -- The formation of a new upper class. Our kind of people ; The foundations of the new upper class ; A new kind of segregation ; How thick is your bubble? ; The bright side of the new upper class -- The formation of a new lower class. The founding virtues ; Belmont and Fishtown ; Marriage ; Industriousness ; Honesty ; Religiosity ; The real Fishtown ; The size of the new lower class -- Why it matters. The selective collapse of American community ; The founding virtues and the stuff of life ; One nation, divisible ; Alternative futures
Summary A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass

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