Racial Attitudes In America / Edition 2

Racial Attitudes In America / Edition 2

by Howard Schuman, Charlotte Steeh, Maria Krysan, Lawrence D. Bobo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674745698

ISBN-13: 9780674745698

Pub. Date: 02/25/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This new edition brings fully up-to-date a book widely praised for its clear and objective presentation of changes in American racial attitudes during the second half of the twentieth century.

The book retains the division of racial attitudes into principles of equality, government implementation of those principles, and social distance, but adds questions

Overview

This new edition brings fully up-to-date a book widely praised for its clear and objective presentation of changes in American racial attitudes during the second half of the twentieth century.

The book retains the division of racial attitudes into principles of equality, government implementation of those principles, and social distance, but adds questions concerning affirmative action and beliefs about sources of inequality. A conceptual section now opens the book, evidence on social desirability has been added, and a new chapter deals with cohort effects and with the impact of income, education, and gender. In key instances, randomized experiments are introduced that test hypotheses more rigorously than is ordinarily possible with survey data. Throughout, the authors have reconsidered earlier ideas and introduced new thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674745698
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/25/1998
Series:
Social Trends in the United States Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition

Preface to the 1985 Edition

Theoretical and Historical Perspectives

Problems in Studying Changes in Racial Attitudes

Trends in White Racial Attitudes

Sources of Change in White Racial Attitudes

Trends in Black Racial Attitudes

Theoretical Interpretations of Changes in White Racial Attitudes

Conclusion: The Complexity of Race Relations

Appendix A: Locating Trend Data on Racial Attitudes

Appendix B: Unstandardized Coefficients for Period/Cohort

Variables from Regression Models in Chapter 4

Notes

References

Index

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