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Behind the Mule : Race and Class in African-American Politics

Behind the Mule : Race and Class in African-American Politics - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691025438

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ISBN13: 978-0691025438
ISBN10: 0691025436

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 1994
International: No

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Behind the Mule : Race and Class in African-American Politics - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691025438

Michael C. Dawson

ISBN13: 978-0691025438
ISBN10: 0691025436

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

Political scientists and social choice theorists often assume that economic diversification within a group produces divergent political beliefs and behaviors. Michael Dawson demonstrates, however, that the growth of a black middle class has left race as the dominant influence on African- American politics. Why have African Americans remained so united in most of their political attitudes? To account for this phenomenon, Dawson develops a new theory of group interests that emphasizes perceptions of "linked fates" and black economic subordination.

Author Bio

Dawson, Michael C. : University of Chicago

Michael C. Dawson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments



Pt. 1 Behind the Mule: The Historical Roots of African-American Group Interests

1 The Changing Class Structure of Black America and the Political Behavior of African Americans
2 Race, Class, and African-American Economic Polarization
3 The Politicization of African-American Racial Group Interests

Pt. 2 African-American Political Behavior and Public Opinion

4 Models of African-American Racial and Economic Group Interests
5 African-American Partisanship and the American Party System
6 African-American Political Choice
7 Racial Group Interests, African-American Presidential Approval, and Macroeconomic Policy
8 Group Interests, Class Divisions, and African-American Policy Preferences
9 Epilogue: Racial Group Interests, Class, and the Future of African-American Politics



Bibliography
Index

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