Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Us Against Them : Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

By: Kinder, Donald R.
Contributor(s): Kam, Cindy D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Chicago Studies in American Politics: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (365 p.).ISBN: 9780226435725.Subject(s): Americans -- Attitudes | Ethnocentrism -- United States | Public opinion -- United States | Social psychology -- United States | Social values -- United States | United States -- Public opinion | United States -- Social life and customsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Us Against Them : Ethnocentric Foundations of American OpinionDDC classification: 305.8009 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: Sumner's Conjecture -- I the nature of ethnocentrism -- 1 Four Theories in Search of Ethnocentrism -- 2 Ethnocentrism Reconceived -- 3 American Ethnocentrism Today -- II empirical cases -- 4 Enemies Abroad -- 5 America First -- 6 Strangers in the Land -- 7 Straight versus Gay -- 8 Women's Place -- 9 Us versus Them in the American Welfare State -- 10 Ethnocentrism in Black and White -- Conclusion: Ethnocentrism and Political Life -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary: Ethnocentrism-our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups-pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them, their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion.         Arguing that humans are broadly predisposed to ethnocentrism, Kinder and Kam explore its impact on our attitudes toward an array of issues, including the war on terror, humanitarian assistance, immigration, the sanctity of marriage, and the refor
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
Electronic Book UT Tyler Online
Online
GN560 (Browse shelf) http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=515719 Available EBL515719

Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: Sumner's Conjecture -- I the nature of ethnocentrism -- 1 Four Theories in Search of Ethnocentrism -- 2 Ethnocentrism Reconceived -- 3 American Ethnocentrism Today -- II empirical cases -- 4 Enemies Abroad -- 5 America First -- 6 Strangers in the Land -- 7 Straight versus Gay -- 8 Women's Place -- 9 Us versus Them in the American Welfare State -- 10 Ethnocentrism in Black and White -- Conclusion: Ethnocentrism and Political Life -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index

Ethnocentrism-our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups-pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them, their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion.         Arguing that humans are broadly predisposed to ethnocentrism, Kinder and Kam explore its impact on our attitudes toward an array of issues, including the war on terror, humanitarian assistance, immigration, the sanctity of marriage, and the refor

Description based upon print version of record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.