Our Kids

Our Kids
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 49,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781476769905
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"The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] ... examination of the American Dream in crisis--how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--

Seeking the American Dream

Seeking the American Dream
  • Author : Robert C. Hauhart
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 43,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 283
  • Relase : 2016-04-11
  • ISBN : 9781137540256
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Historically, the United States has been viewed by generations of immigrants as the land of opportunity, where through hard work one can prosper and make a better life. The American Dream is perhaps the United States’ most common export. For many Americans, though, questions remain about whether the American Dream can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Americans, faced with global competition and increased social complexity, wonder whether their dwindling natural resources, polarized national and local politics, and often unregulated capitalism can support the American Dream today. This book examines the ideas and experiences that have formed the American Dream, assesses its meaning for Americans, and evaluates its prospects for the future.

All Our Children

All Our Children
  • Author : Lallie B. Lloyd
  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • File Size : 40,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 177
  • Relase : 2017-04
  • ISBN : 9780819233479
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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- Creates a moral imperative for faith-based social justice groups to make dismantling racism an explicit part of their mission through childhood education - Answers General Convention's call for conversation on Children, Poverty & Public Education

Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 1

Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 1
  • Author : Mary Doyle Roche
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • File Size : 55,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2018-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781532648380
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Children and Youth: Forming the Moral Life Edited by Mary M. Doyle Roche Children and Youth: Forming the Moral Life Mary M. Doyle Roche The Vice of “Virtue”: Teaching Consumer Practice in an Unjust World Cristina L.H. Traina Families in Crisis and the Need for Mercy Marcus Mescher Transgender Bodies, Catholic Schools, and a Queer Natural Law Theology of Exploration Craig A. Ford, Jr. Hooking Up, Contraception Scripts, and Catholic Social Teaching Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman and Jason King Youth, Leisure, and Discernment in an Overscheduled Age Timothy P. Muldoon and Suzanne M. Muldoon Children’s Right to Play Mary M. Doyle Roche Review Essay Exclusion, Fragmentation, and Theft: A Survey and Synthesis of Moral Approaches to Economic Inequality David Cloutier

Slow Culture and the American Dream

Slow Culture and the American Dream
  • Author : Mary Caputi
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 53,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 195
  • Relase : 2022-06
  • ISBN : 9781793642417
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Slow Culture and the American Dream: A Slow and Curvy Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century is divided into an introduction, six chapters, and a conclusion. In making its case for the philosophy of slow, the book first chronicles the origins of the Slow Food movement in Italy in the 1980s followed by various outgrowths: e.g., Cittaslow (slow cities), slow fashion, slow travel, and slow parenting. The book explains why the slow movement is in many ways at odds with the prevalent American Dream so committed to growth, speed, and acceleration.

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream
  • Author : Robert C. Hauhart,Mitja Sardoč
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 53,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2021-07-29
  • ISBN : 9781000385526
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What do we mean by the American dream? Can we define it? Or does any discussion of the phrase end inconclusively, the solid turned liquid—like ice melting? Do we know whether the American dream motivates and inspires or, alternately, obscures and deceives? The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream offers distinctive, authoritative, original essays by well-known scholars that address the social, economic, historical, philosophic, legal, and cultural dimensions of the American dream for the twenty-first century. The American dream, first discussed and defined in print by James Truslow Adams’s The Epic of America (1931), has become nearly synonymous with being American. Adams’s definition, although known to scholars, is often lost in our ubiquitous use of the term. When used today, the iconic phrase seems to encapsulate every fashion, fad, trend, association, or image the user identifies with the United States or American life. The American dream’s ubiquity, though, argues eloquently for a deeper understanding of its heritage, its implications, and its impact—to be found in this first research handbook ever published on the topic.

The American Dream

The American Dream
  • Author : Cal Jillson
  • Publisher : University Press of Kansas
  • File Size : 47,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2016-11-18
  • ISBN : 9780700623105
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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: these words have long represented the promise of America, a “shimmering vision of a fruitful country open to all who come, learn, work, save, invest, and play by the rules.” In 2004, Cal Jillson took stock of this vision and showed how the nation’s politicians deployed the American Dream, both in campaigns and governance, to hold the American people to their program. “Full of startling ideas that make sense,” NPR's senior correspondent Juan Williams remarked, Jillson's book offered the fullest exploration yet of the origins and evolution of the ideal that serves as the foundation of our national ethos and collective self-image. Nonetheless, in the dozen years since Pursuing the American Dream was published, the American Dream has fared poorly. The decline of social mobility and the rise of income inequality—to say nothing of the extraordinary social, political, and economic developments of the Bush and Obama presidencies—have convinced many that the American Dream is no more. This is the concern that Jillson addresses in his new book, The American Dream: In History, Politics, and Fiction, which juxtaposes the claims of political, social, and economic elite against the view of American life consistently offered in our national literature. Our great novelists, from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville to John Updike, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, and beyond highlight the limits and challenges of life—the difficulty if not impossibility of the dream—especially for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities as well as women. His book takes us through the changing meaning and reality of the American Dream, from the seventeenth century to the present day, revealing a distinct, sustained separation between literary and political elite. The American Dream, Jillson suggests, took shape early in our national experience and defined the nation throughout its growth and development, yet it has always been challenged, even rejected, in our most celebrated literature. This is no different in our day, when what we believe about the American Dream reveals as much about its limits as its possibilities.

American Dreams

American Dreams
  • Author : Guian McKee,Cristina Lopez-Gottardi Chao
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • File Size : 46,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 59
  • Relase : 2019-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780813940212
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In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center of the University of Virginia that brings together top scholars on the American presidency and experienced officials to explore the first twelve months of past administrations, and draw practical lessons from that history, as we inaugurate a new president in January 2017. This project is the basis for a new series of digital shorts published as Miller Center Studies on the Presidency. Presented as specially priced collections published exclusively in an ebook format, these timely examinations recognize the experiences of past presidents as an invaluable resource that can edify and instruct the incoming president. Contributors: Melody Barnes, New York University * William A. Galston, Brookings Institution * Dambisa Moyo, global economist and author * Michael Nelson, Rhodes College * Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington * Robert Pianta, University of Virginia * Richard Schragger, University of Virginia * Peter Wehner, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Our Children Can't Wait

Our Children Can't Wait
  • Author : Joseph P. Bishop
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • File Size : 47,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2022
  • ISBN : 9780807781104
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Education policies have too often ignored how conditions outside of school can alter life chances for young people, especially students of color, before they even reach the classroom. More recently, COVID-19 has made it impossible to overlook the needs of the whole child, both inside and outside of school. The authors assert that responding to a number of factors like air quality, housing, public health, community safety, segregation, and neighborhood conditions are essential to improving academic outcomes and student health. Our Children Can’t Wait urges readers to reconsider what education policy is, what it could be, who it is for, and who should be directly shaping it at all levels of government. Experts present a new equity roadmap by bridging scholarship, ideas, and original thinking on education policy as a vehicle for setting a redemptive path forward for reckoning with race in America. Book Features: Presents a new, evidence-based blueprint for addressing persistent gaps in education opportunity through a number of interrelated social policies.Includes contributing authors from 17 organizations and universities, representing a powerful national network of scholars.Goes beyond diagnosing or identifying challenges to present solutions in the form of tools and promising models.Offers strategies for preventing more students from experiencing homelessness or entering the criminal justice system through strategic investments.Addresses timely issues that are in the hearts and minds of many key stakeholders in no small part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributors include Linda Darling-Hammond, Tyrone Howard, Sonya Douglass Horsford, Ron Avi Astor, Erica Frankenberg, Bruce Lesley, and Oscar Jimenez Castellanos.

Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism

Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism
  • Author : Jonathan Tran
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • File Size : 53,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 369
  • Relase : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780197587904
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Any serious consideration of Asian American life forces us to reframe the way we talk about racism and antiracism. The current emphasis on racial identity obscures the political economic basis that makes racialized life in America legible. This is especially true when it comes to Asian Americans. This book reframes the conversation in terms of what has been called ""racial capitalism"" and utilizes two extended case studies to show how Asian Americans perpetuate and resist its political economy.

The Chinese Dream and Ordinary Chinese People

The Chinese Dream and Ordinary Chinese People
  • Author : Mai Lu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • File Size : 53,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2021-02-27
  • ISBN : 9789813349520
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This collection of interviews explores how the Chinese Dream is fueling the aspirations of individuals in China today and presents 40 representative cases that showcase the journeys that ordinary people undertake in pursuit of their dreams as well as their extraordinary achievements. The authors identify autonomy, self-awareness, and hard work as the most fundamental driving forces in individuals taking control of their own lives and achieving their dreams, with family and social support as further important factors. Despite the vast differences in the interviewees’ dreams and experiences in pursuing them, there is a common thread in their stories, namely the impact of major changes in the country on their lives. The future of individuals is closely linked to the future of the country: a bright future for the country means a good life for all. People’s longing for a better life is the basis and a central element of the Chinese Dream, which is the dream of the nation and the dream of every citizen. This book will appeal to a wide audience, including ordinary people.

Coming of Age in the Other America

Coming of Age in the Other America
  • Author : Stefanie DeLuca,Susan Clampet-Lundquist,Kathryn Edin
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • File Size : 52,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781610448581
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Recent research on inequality and poverty has shown that those born into low-income families, especially African Americans, still have difficulty entering the middle class, in part because of the disadvantages they experience living in more dangerous neighborhoods, going to inferior public schools, and persistent racial inequality. Coming of Age in the Other America shows that despite overwhelming odds, some disadvantaged urban youth do achieve upward mobility. Drawing from ten years of fieldwork with parents and children who resided in Baltimore public housing, sociologists Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Clampet-Lundquist, and Kathryn Edin highlight the remarkable resiliency of some of the youth who hailed from the nation’s poorest neighborhoods and show how the right public policies might help break the cycle of disadvantage. Coming of Age in the Other America illuminates the profound effects of neighborhoods on impoverished families. The authors conducted in-depth interviews and fieldwork with 150 young adults, and found that those who had been able to move to better neighborhoods—either as part of the Moving to Opportunity program or by other means—achieved much higher rates of high school completion and college enrollment than their parents. About half the youth surveyed reported being motivated by an “identity project”—or a strong passion such as music, art, or a dream job—to finish school and build a career. Yet the authors also found troubling evidence that some of the most promising young adults often fell short of their goals and remained mired in poverty. Factors such as neighborhood violence and family trauma put these youth on expedited paths to adulthood, forcing them to shorten or end their schooling and find jobs much earlier than their middle-class counterparts. Weak labor markets and subpar postsecondary educational institutions, including exploitative for-profit trade schools and under-funded community colleges, saddle some young adults with debt and trap them in low-wage jobs. A third of the youth surveyed—particularly those who had not developed identity projects—were neither employed nor in school. To address these barriers to success, the authors recommend initiatives that help transform poor neighborhoods and provide institutional support for the identity projects that motivate youth to stay in school. They propose increased regulation of for-profit schools and increased college resources for low-income high school students. Coming of Age in the Other America presents a sensitive, nuanced account of how a generation of ambitious but underprivileged young Baltimoreans has struggled to succeed. It both challenges long-held myths about inner-city youth and shows how the process of “social reproduction”—where children end up stuck in the same place as their parents—is far from inevitable.

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes
  • Author : Melinda Wenner Moyer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • File Size : 50,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781472288790
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As featured in The Guardian, How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people . . . who just might save the world one day. As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all kinds of parenting questions: how to potty train, when and whether to get vaccines, and how to help kids sleep through the night. But as Melinda's children grew, she found that one huge area was ignored in the realm of parenting advice: how do we make sure our kids don't grow up to be assholes? On social media, in the news, and from the highest levels of government, kids are increasingly getting the message that being selfish, obnoxious and cruel is okay. Hate crimes among children and teens are rising, while compassion among teens has been dropping. We know, of course, that young people have the capacity for great empathy, resilience, and action, and we all want to bring up kids who will help build a better tomorrow. But how do we actually do this? How do we raise children who are kind, considerate, and ethical inside and outside the home, who will grow into adults committed to making the world a better place? How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a deeply researched, evidence-based primer that provides a fresh, often surprising perspective on parenting issues, from toddlerhood through the teenage years. First, Melinda outlines the traits we want our children to possess - including honesty, generosity, and antiracism - and then she provides scientifically-based strategies that will help parents instill those characteristics in their kids. Learn how to raise the kind of kids you actually want to hang out with-and who just might save the world.

Dreams of the Overworked

Dreams of the Overworked
  • Author : Christine M. Beckman,Melissa Mazmanian
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • File Size : 51,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2020-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781503612334
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A riveting look at the real reasons Americans feel inadequate in the face of their dreams, and a call to celebrate how we support one another in the service of family and work in our daily life. Jay's days are filled with back-to-back meetings, but he always leaves work in time to pick his daughter up from swimming at 7pm, knowing he'll be back on his laptop later that night. Linda thinks wistfully of the treadmill in her garage as she finishes folding the laundry that's been in the dryer for the last week. Rebecca sits with one child in front of a packet of math homework, while three others clamor for her attention. In Dreams of the Overworked, Christine M. Beckman and Melissa Mazmanian offer vivid sketches of daily life for nine families, capturing what it means to live, work, and parent in a world of impossible expectations, now amplified unlike ever before by smart devices. We are invited into homes and offices, where we recognize the crushing pressure of unraveling plans, and the healing warmth of being together. Moreover, we witness the constant planning that goes into a "good" day, often with the aid of phones and apps. Yet, as technologies empower us to do more, they also promise limitless availability and connection. Checking email on the weekend, monitoring screen time, and counting steps are all part of the daily routine. The stories in this book challenge the seductive myth of the phone-clad individual, by showing that beneath the plastic veneer of technology is a complex, hidden system of support—our dreams being scaffolded by retired in-laws, friendly neighbors, spouses, and paid help. This book makes a compelling case for celebrating the structures that allow us to strive for our dreams, by supporting public policies and community organizations, challenging workplace norms, reimagining family, and valuing the joy of human connection.

Children and Adolescents in Times of Crises in Europe

Children and Adolescents in Times of Crises in Europe
  • Author : Marc Grimm,Baris Ertugrul,Ullrich Bauer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 42,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 205
  • Relase : 2019-06-11
  • ISBN : 9783030163310
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This book presents an analysis of the impact of the social crisis on the well-being of children and adolescents in Europe. Focusing on the fields of health, employment and social status, this book highlights that the impact of crisis has to be viewed in light of the state policies in reaction to crisis. Chapters in the book offer new perspectives of a reflexive crisis research objectifying crisis and analyzing what is referred to as crisis by whom, how, for what purposes and with which implicit or explicit solutions. This book offers empirical evidence and unique analytical approaches in the field of a child- and adolescent-oriented crisis research.

Gramsci's Common Sense

Gramsci's Common Sense
  • Author : Kate Crehan
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • File Size : 44,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2016-09-16
  • ISBN : 9780822373742
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Acknowledged as one of the classics of twentieth-century Marxism, Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks contains a rich and nuanced theorization of class that provides insights that extend far beyond economic inequality. In Gramsci's Common Sense Kate Crehan offers new ways to understand the many forms that structural inequality can take, including in regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Presupposing no previous knowledge of Gramsci on the part of the reader, she introduces the Prison Notebooks and provides an overview of Gramsci’s notions of subalternity, intellectuals, and common sense, putting them in relation to the work of thinkers such as Bourdieu, Arendt, Spivak, and Said. In the case studies of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, Crehan theorizes the complex relationships between the experience of inequality, exploitation, and oppression, as well as the construction of political narratives. Gramsci's Common Sense is an accessible and concise introduction to a key Marxist thinker whose works illuminate the increasing inequality in the twenty-first century.

The Youth Unemployment Crisis

The Youth Unemployment Crisis
  • Author : Christina G. Villegas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 51,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2018-12-01
  • ISBN : 9798216169581
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Surveys the history of youth unemployment and identifies key issues underlying the current crisis. The Youth Unemployment Crisis: A Reference Handbook examines the recent phenomenon in the United States wherein young workers ages 16 to 24 are unemployed or disconnected from the labor force at disproportionate rates. It describes in detail what led to the crisis, who it affects, and what can be and is being done about it. The book opens with a chapter that addresses the nature and scope of the crisis, which is followed by a discussion of the inherent problems, controversies, and possible solutions. It includes essays from a diverse range of contributors, providing useful perspectives to round out the author's expertise, as well as a collection of data and documents; an overview of important people, organizations, and resources relating to the crisis; a chronology listing important events in the youth unemployment timeline; and a glossary of key terms.

Potholes in the Road

Potholes in the Road
  • Author : Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 44,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 287
  • Relase : 2022-05-24
  • ISBN : 9780520387102
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"As education has been increasingly lauded as the path to achieving the 'American Dream,' Martín Sánchez-Jankowski utilizes extensive participant observation to examine how low-income students navigate the education system. With compassion and rigor, Potholes in the Road explores the dynamics of the multiple interrelated obstacles that low-income students must surpass in order to make educational transitions successfully from high school to college. Using extensive ethnographic research, Sánchez-Jankowski explores the mythic pull of the 'American Dream' and how obstacles of social capital, wealth, and culture make achieving such a dream through education nearly impossible"--

The Death and Life of the American Middle Class

The Death and Life of the American Middle Class
  • Author : Abraham Unger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 48,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 55
  • Relase : 2018-11-12
  • ISBN : 9783030024444
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This book addresses what is perhaps the most salient issue in American politics today: the decline of the middle class. It is this single issue that drove the outlier presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to national prominence, and undergirded the electoral victory of Donald Trump. While there are other longer studies exploring in detail the structural forces, most prominently the loss of manufacturing in the US, that have caused the contraction of the middle class, none offer in shorter form practical policy solutions directly geared towards practitioners in government and the private sector. This work focuses specifically on combining both an academic analysis of the subject combined with detailed policy recommendations. These recommendations are designed to be implemented; they take into account the latest set of real world political variables such as actual current legislative and institutional agendas currently in play on the federal and local levels.

Heroes with Humble Beginnings

Heroes with Humble Beginnings
  • Author : F.M. Kail
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • File Size : 40,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2019-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781532072291
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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We are a nation of underdogs, founded by immigrants seeking a better life. This book reminds us of the humble beginnings of some of the greatest ballplayers, movie stars and Presidents of all time, men who faced adversities growing up and who, in overcoming them, gave credence to the American Dream.