Tapestry : the history and consequences of America's complex culture / Jerry Carrier.

Author
Carrier, Jerry, 1948- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : Algora Publishing, [2014]
  • ©2014
Description
xiv, 254 pages ; 23 cm

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"Ethnic minorities are about to become 'the majority.' We need to become more conscious of the complex minority cultural influences that have long been working in the background. The many threads create a richly interwoven social fabric that allows for varied views on economic relations as well as on religious belief"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index.
Contents
Introduction to America's complex culture -- American ethnocentrism & the myth of American exceptionalism -- Native roots -- Latinos, Hispanics, Chicanos, Tejanos, and Nuyoricans -- African-American culture -- Asian-Americans -- The European-Americans -- Canadian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Polynesians and mixed races -- The American language -- American religion and belief systems -- Regional cultures -- The 1950s -- Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies, and the 1960s counterculture -- Radio & television -- The theatre & movies -- Literacy, education and literature -- Blues and jazz -- American gun culture -- American military culture -- American oil culture -- Class & culture -- Immigration, migration and mobility -- American cyber culture -- The American cult of personality -- American economics and the religion of capitalism -- Anti-communism the ultimate in American xenophobia -- Conclusions from American culture.
ISBN
  • 9781628940480 (soft cover : alkaline paper)
  • 1628940484 (soft cover : alkaline paper)
  • 9781628940497 (hard cover : alkaline paper)
  • 1628940492 (hard cover : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2014025541
OCLC
882738771
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