The Resource Declining fortunes : the withering of the American dream, Katherine S. Newman

Declining fortunes : the withering of the American dream, Katherine S. Newman

Label
Declining fortunes : the withering of the American dream
Title
Declining fortunes
Title remainder
the withering of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Katherine S. Newman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • American society has reneged on its promise to the baby-boom generation. Young people for the first time find themselves unable to duplicate, let alone surpass, their own parents' standard of living. Although the media are filled with images of high-living yuppies, the realities for this generation of adults are far bleaker: home ownership rates are falling precipitously, pink slips cascade from corporate headquarters, and costs of raising a family rise threateningly. How are Americans coming to grips with declining fortunes? Based on years of probing research and candid interviews with postwar suburban parents and their baby-boom children, this book provides an unblinking look at the damage that economic decline has done to the people of America - damage reflected in taxpayer revolts, anger at the urban underclass, and fury at the nation's political elites
  • With insight and sensitivity, Katherine S. Newman explores all the disturbing implications of a trend that shows every indication of being a long-range phenomenon. She discusses the pressures on young mothers to stay at home - pressures that they can scarcely afford to indulge - and the frustration (often mixed with disdain) of elderly parents unable to see why their children can't "make it" as they did, "pulling themselves up by the bootstraps." She examines the growing xenophobia toward affluent Asian newcomers. And she points out the rift between counterculture baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and those who grew up in the "me decade" of the 1970s, revealing that the baby-boom generation is a generation divided against itself. Here is a book that sheds new light on the driving issue of our day: downward mobility and the politics of resentment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, Katherine S.
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
N47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social mobility
  • Middle class
  • Movilidad social
  • Clase media
  • Economic history
  • Middle class
  • Social conditions
  • Social mobility
  • Middenklassen
  • Economische achteruitgang
  • Sociale mobiliteit
  • Soziale Mobilität
  • Mittelstand
  • Wohlstand
  • Rezession
  • Mobilité sociale
  • Classes moyennes
  • United States
  • United States
  • EE. UU.
  • EE. UU.
  • United States
  • USA
  • États-Unis
Label
Declining fortunes : the withering of the American dream, Katherine S. Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-250) 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 End of Entitlement -- 2. Winners and Losers in the Eighties and Nineties -- 3. The Making of the Boomers -- 4. The Problem of the Moral Mother -- 5. The Spoiled Generation -- 6. Illegitimate Elites and the Parasitic Underclass -- 7. The Fractured Generation -- 8. The Politics of Generational Division
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465015931
Lccn
92053246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26857056
  • (OCoLC)ocm26857056
Label
Declining fortunes : the withering of the American dream, Katherine S. Newman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-250) 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 End of Entitlement -- 2. Winners and Losers in the Eighties and Nineties -- 3. The Making of the Boomers -- 4. The Problem of the Moral Mother -- 5. The Spoiled Generation -- 6. Illegitimate Elites and the Parasitic Underclass -- 7. The Fractured Generation -- 8. The Politics of Generational Division
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465015931
Lccn
92053246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26857056
  • (OCoLC)ocm26857056

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