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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

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

ISBN13: 9780691025438

ISBN10: 0691025436

Behind the Mule : Race and Class in African-American Politics by Michael C. Dawson - ISBN 9780691025438
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Behind the Mule : Race and Class in African-American Politics by Michael C. Dawson - ISBN 9780691025438

ISBN13: 9780691025438

ISBN10: 0691025436

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94

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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.

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

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