Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Přední strana obálky
Crown Publishing Group, 31. 1. 2012 - Počet stran: 432
15 Recenze
Google recenze neověřuje, ale kontroluje a odstraňuje podvodný obsah, pokud je identifikován
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fascinating explanation for why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class, from the acclaimed author of Human Diversity.

“I’ll be shocked if there’s another book that so compellingly describes the most important trends in American society.”—David Brooks, New York Times

In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity.

Drawing on five decades of statistics and research, Coming Apart demonstrates that a new upper class and a new lower class have diverged so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship—divergence that has nothing to do with income inequality and that has grown during good economic times and bad.

The top and bottom of white America increasingly live in different cultures, Murray argues, with the powerful upper class living in enclaves surrounded by their own kind, ignorant about life in mainstream America, and the lower class suffering from erosions of family and community life that strike at the heart of the pursuit of happiness. That divergence puts the success of the American project at risk.

The evidence in Coming Apart is about white America. Its message is about all of America.

Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi

Hodnocení uživatelů

Hvězdiček: 5
Hvězdiček: 4
Hvězdiček: 3
Hvězdiček: 2
1 hvězdička

Google recenze neověřuje, ale kontroluje a odstraňuje podvodný obsah, pokud je identifikován

LibraryThing Review

Recenze od uživatele  - Scorched_Earth - LibraryThing

There is great wisdom in the thesis of this book. If you can get through all the quantitative data and graphs of the first 75% of the book, everything will come together towards the end. The final chapter, "Alternative Futures", is masterful! Přečíst celou recenzi

LibraryThing Review

Recenze od uživatele  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

This was an interesting book for the point of view, which I do not wholly agree with. Then again, that is one reason I picked it up. Murray has a steep hill to climb, and I do not think he is ... Přečíst celou recenzi


November 21 1963
Our Kind of People
The Bright Side of the New Upper Class
The Selective Collapse of American Community
The Founding Virtues and the Stuff of Life
One Nation Divisible
Alternative Futures
Supplemental Material for the Segregation Chapter
Supplemental Material for the Chapter on Belmont
Supplemental Material for the Marriage Chapter
Supplemental Material for the Honesty Chapter
Appendix F Supplemental Material for the American Community


Další vydání - Zobrazit všechny

Běžně se vyskytující výrazy a sousloví

O autorovi (2012)

Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He first came to national attention in 1984 with Losing Ground. His subsequent books include In Pursuit, The Bell Curve (with Richard J. Herrnstein), What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, and Real Education. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife in Burkittsville, Maryland.

Bibliografické údaje