The Resource American elites, Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, Stanley Rothman

American elites, Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, Stanley Rothman

Label
American elites
Title
American elites
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, Stanley Rothman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This detailed and fascinating portrait of America's elite leaders is based on interviews with more than 1800 members of ten strategic leadership groups - including federal judges, business executives, religious leaders, high-level bureaucrats, military leaders, labor union chiefs, lawyers, leading journalists, and motion picture and television magnates. The results of the survey - the most comprehensive ever conducted on America's elite groups - enable the authors to examine and analyze elite groups' structure and current social and political tensions in American society
  • The authors begin by examining elite theory in political science and sociology. Rejecting power elite, ruling class, and "new class" theories, they propose the concept of competing "strategic elites" as the most accurate characterization of the structure of power in the U.S. Their study compares the backgrounds, ideological differences, and predominant personality characteristics of members of the different elite groups and reveals that leadership groups in the U.S. are sharply divided in complex ways on various issues. Catholic religious leaders, for example, are quite liberal on economic issues but very conservative on cultural issues while the Hollywood elite is moderate on economic issues, quite liberal on cultural issues, and much more alienated from American society than are members of other leadership groups
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.E4
LC item number
L47 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1927-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nagai, Althea K.
  • Rothman, Stanley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Social surveys
  • Élite (Sciences sociales)
  • Enquêtes sociales
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Social conditions
  • Social surveys
  • Elites
  • Elite
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
Label
American elites, Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, Stanley Rothman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Few Versus the Many: Competing Views Regarding the Structure of Power -- 2. Room at the Top: Issues of Social Class, Education, and Access to Power -- 3. The Structure of Ideology -- 4. Four Dimensions of Ideology and Their Impact -- 5. The Components of Collectivist Liberalism -- 6. Expressive Individualism, Religion, and the Family -- 7. Components of the Adversary Culture -- 8. Personality, Family, and Ideology -- 9. Conclusion: Divided Elites, American Society, and Social Change -- Appendix. The Interview Sample and Questionnaire
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780300065343
Lccn
96016343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34515176
  • (OCoLC)ocm34515176
Label
American elites, Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, Stanley Rothman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Few Versus the Many: Competing Views Regarding the Structure of Power -- 2. Room at the Top: Issues of Social Class, Education, and Access to Power -- 3. The Structure of Ideology -- 4. Four Dimensions of Ideology and Their Impact -- 5. The Components of Collectivist Liberalism -- 6. Expressive Individualism, Religion, and the Family -- 7. Components of the Adversary Culture -- 8. Personality, Family, and Ideology -- 9. Conclusion: Divided Elites, American Society, and Social Change -- Appendix. The Interview Sample and Questionnaire
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780300065343
Lccn
96016343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34515176
  • (OCoLC)ocm34515176

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