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Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
     

Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism

by Jonathan Rieder, Laurence Levin (Photographer)
 

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What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid 1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful study of the Jews and Italians of Canarsie, a middle-income community that was once the scene of a wild insurgency

Overview

What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid 1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful study of the Jews and Italians of Canarsie, a middle-income community that was once the scene of a wild insurgency against racial busing. Proud bootstrappers, the children of immigrants, Canarsians may speak with piquant New York accents, but their story has a more universal appeal. Canarsie is Middle America, Brooklyn-style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674093607
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Rieder is Professor of Sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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