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

Behind the Mule : Race and Class in African-American Politics (ISBN10: 0691025436; ISBN13: 9780691025438)
ISBN13: 978-0691025438
ISBN10: 0691025436

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0691087702
ISBN10: 0691087709

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.
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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. ...show less

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

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