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
  • 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
  • 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
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
305.5/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.E4
LC item number
L47 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
American elites, Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, Stanley Rothman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-170) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn861792546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300146196
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt2zxs2p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32177902
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792546
  • jstor0300146191

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