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by Benjamin Demott

Download The Imperial Middle: Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Class ePub
  • ISBN 1557100233
  • ISBN13 978-1557100238
  • Language English
  • Author Benjamin Demott
  • Publisher William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Pages 264
  • Formats txt lrf doc mobi
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1774 kb
  • Size Fb2 1857 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 756

Examines the concept of America as a classless society and reveals the social and political problems associated with the myth

Ultimately, DeMott wants recognition and appreciation of class differences in all areas of society: economic, political . The best thing about this book is that it's an easy read. DeMott's prose is clear and concise, and, unlike some stuffier acadmics, he's not averse to sounding conversational.

Ultimately, DeMott wants recognition and appreciation of class differences in all areas of society: economic, political, legal, intellectual, etc. An interesting work, but, like similiar ones, including Barbara Ehrenreich's Fear of Falling ( LJ 8/89), it tends to be reductive about this complex topic. Still, recommended for subject collections.

DeMott, Benjamin, 1924-.

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Journalist, author, and cultural critic DeMott (Humanities/Amherst) takes on what may be the most socially destructive of taboo subjects in America-our hypocrisy about class-and does so calmly, and at the same time.

Journalist, author, and cultural critic DeMott (Humanities/Amherst) takes on what may be the most socially destructive of taboo subjects in America-our hypocrisy about class-and does so calmly, and at the same time passionately and brilliantly THE IMPERIAL MIDDLE: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Class. By. Get weekly book recommendations

Benjamin Haile DeMott (June 2, 1924, Rockville Centre, New York – September 29, 2005, Worthington, Mass. was an American writer, scholar, and cultural critic

ISBN13:9780300054828.

Class has a strange status in American life: Though its effects are everywhere evident, hardly . Still, this is a welcome, even a brave book.

Class has a strange status in American life: Though its effects are everywhere evident, hardly anyone wants to admit to its importance. As President Bush put it recently, it’s an alien idea, a concept for European democracies or something else - it isn’t for the United States of America. We are not going to be divided by class.

Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Gender and Power" (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). Among many instances of class bias in the news media, he brings us two famous anchormen, stroking their chins over Jesse Jackson's support in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries and opining that movements of the lower classes have a tendency to 'go awry.

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The author of more than a dozen books, DeMott was best known for his cultural criticism in popular magazines and a trilogy, The Imperial Middle: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Class (1990), The Trouble with Friendship: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Race (1995), and Killer Woman Blues: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Gender. One of DeMott's last pieces was a scalding dissection of the 9/11 Commission report that appeared in Harper's Magazine.

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