America at Century's End

  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  PREFACE

 expand sectionINTRODUCTION—  CHANGE FROM THE BOTTOM UP

 collapse sectionPART ONE—  INTIMACY AND COMMUNITY
 expand sectionOne—  Backward toward the Postmodern Family:  Reflections on Gender, Kinship, and Class in the Silicon Valley
 expand sectionTwo—  Coping with Commitment:  Dilemmas and Conflicts of Family Life
 expand sectionThree—  Minor Difficulties:  Changing Children in the Late Twentieth Century
 collapse sectionFour—  Ambivalent Communities:  How Americans Understand Their Localities
 Contrasting Visions of Community
 Is Ours a "Rootless" Society?
 The Fate of Local Ties
 The Persistence of Local Autonomy
 The Place of Place

 collapse sectionPART TWO—  ECONOMICS AND POLITICS:  GLOBAL AND NATIONAL
 expand sectionFive—  Mirrors and Metaphors:  The United States and Its Trade Rivals
 expand sectionSix—  Uncertain Seas:  Cultural Turmoil and the Domestic Economy
 expand sectionSeven—  Labor and Management in Uncertain Times:  Renegotiating the Social Contract
 expand sectionEight—  The Blue-Collar Working Class:  Continuity and Change
 expand sectionNine—  The Enduring Dilemma of Race in America
 expand sectionTen—  Passages to America:  Perspectives on the New Immigration
 expand sectionEleven—  The Hollow Center:  U.S. Cities in the Global Era

 collapse sectionPART THREE—  INSTITUTIONAL ADAPTATIONS
 expand sectionTwelve—  National News Culture and the Rise of the Informational Citizen
 expand sectionThirteen—  Schools under Pressure
 expand sectionFourteen—  Doctor No Longer Knows Best:  Changing American Attitudes toward Medicine and Health
 expand sectionFifteen—  Unlikely Alliances:  The Changing Contours of American Religious Faith
 expand sectionSixteen—  Pluralism and Disdain:  American Culture Today

 collapse sectionPART FOUR—  COMING TO TERMS WITH CHANGE
 expand sectionSeventeen—  Complexities of Conservatism:  How Conservatives Understand the World
 expand sectionEighteen—  The Return of Rambo:  War and Culture in the Post-Vietnam Era
 expand sectionNineteen—  Criminals' Passions and the Progressive's Dilemma

 collapse sectionPART FIVE—  EMERGING AMERICA
 expand sectionTwenty—  Through the Prism of Time:  Temporal Structures in Postindustrial America
 expand sectionTwenty-One—  Contentless Consensus:  The Political Discourse of a Segmented Society
 expand sectionTwenty-Two—  Out of the Frying Pan, into . . . What?

 expand sectionNotes
  ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
 expand sectionINDEX

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