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Rothman, Stanley 1927-

Works: 56 works in 264 publications in 1 language and 14,890 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: P92.U5, 301.4510420973
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Most widely held works by Stanley Rothman
Environmental cancer-- a political disease? by S. Robert Lichter( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And, the authors conclude, misplaced fears about the risks of environmental cancer have seriously distorted public policy and priorities
The least dangerous branch? : consequences of judicial activism by Stephen Powers( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the American judiciary still the least dangerous branch, as Alexander Hamilton and legal scholar Alexander Bickel characterized it? Unlike legislatures or administrative agencies, courts do not make policy so much as direct and redirect policy as it is implemented. The judicial contribution to policymaking involves the infusion of constitutional rights into the realm of public policy, and as the government has grown, the courts have become more powerful from doing more and more of this. Powers and Rothman explore the impact of the federal courts, providing a brief account of the development
Through different eyes; black and white perspectives on American race relations by Peter I Rose( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this book, which is an attempt to get beneath the rhetoric and the stereotyped response, to see how conservatives and liberals and radicals (black and white) as well as students and teachers, professors and politicians and policemen, northerners and southerners, integrationists and separatists, see race relations today, are organized in six sections, as follows. Part one, "Prologue," consists of an essay "Through Different Eyes." Part two, "a Spectrum of Black Views," includes: "The Urban Poor, ""The Black Bourgeoisie, ""Black Immigrants, ""The Integrationists," and "Black Nationalists." Part three, "Some White Perspectives," includes: "White Southerners, ""The Silent Majority, ""The Irish, ""The Jews," and "The White Ethnics." Part four, "Politicians, Public Servants, and the People," includes: "Black Politicians, ""White Politicians, ""Welfare Workers, ""Policemen, ""Teachers," and "Prison Personnel." Part five, "On the Campus," includes: "White Professors, ""Radical Students, ""Black Professors," and "Black Students." Part six, "Epilogue," includes: "The Significance of Social and Racial Prisms," and "a Confusion of Perspectives." (Author/JM)
The still divided academy : how competing visions of power, politics, and diversity complicate the mission of higher education by Stanley Rothman( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Still Divided Academy examines the inner workings of the academic community by addressing a broad range of issues including academic politics, tenure, perceived and real political imbalance, academic freedom, and diversity. Administrators, professors, and students have very different priorities, values, and expectations and, therefore, often have conflicting opinions on these issues. Drawing on data from a specially commissioned public-opinion survey as well as other recent research, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner create an incredibly readable presentation of the similarities and the differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively neutral; instead, they give us a fuller perspective on the people on our college campuses. Book Jacket
The media elite by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molding the good citizen : the politics of high school history texts by Robert Lerner( )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the difficulty in the United States of educating students about civic ethos. While most educators agree about the importance of civic education, many disagree over how to go about that education. This study concentrates on the role textbooks play in the debate over civic education. It examines education's role in reflecting and producing social change. This examination is based on a quantitative, content-analytical study of the leading high school United States history textbooks from the past 50 years, and the historical record of the teaching profession. Chapters are entitled: (1) Introduction: Textbooks and Citizen Education; (2) Progressive Thought and the Rise of the Progressive Era Intellectual Class; (3) Progressive Education Changes the Curriculum; (4) Filler Feminism in High School History Textbooks; (5) History by Quota? (6) On Judging Civilizations: The Discovery of America, Noble Savages, and the Like; (7) The Rise of American Capitalism: The Story of the Robber Barons; (8) Historical Hindsight and Appraising Presidents; and (9) Conclusion: Education and Civic Order. (Rjc)
Prime time : how TV portrays American culture by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does television tell us about our lives? In Prime Time: How TV Portrays American Culture, noted media critics Robert Lichter, Linda Lichter, and Stanley Rothman reveal that prime time entertainment is often out of synch with the reality of American life. Prime Time provides the first comprehensive guide to the meanings and messages of entertainment television. From the 1950s to the 1990s, it examines how the world of TV depicts American society in the home, at work, and in popular culture. The authors show that television's images of American life have changed drastically in recent years to include more graphic sex and violence, political commentary and new images of women and racial minorities. Based on a scientific survey of nearly 1,000 shows and more than 10,000 characters, from Dodge City to Dallas, from the Honeymooners to the Huxtables, and from June Cleaver to Murphy Brown, Prime Time is the most extensive analysis of television's history ever presented in one volume. According to Prime Time, television has become an agent of social upheaval. The 1990s world of sitcoms, soaps, and cop shows is sexy, sarcastic, and cynical about the very standards and sensibilities television embraced so enthusiastically just 20 years ago
Watching America by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first scientific study to trace the overt and covert messages of television entertainment throughout its history
The IQ controversy, the media and public policy by Mark Snyderman( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American elites by Robert Lerner( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed and fascinating portrait of America's elite leaders is based on interviews with more than 1800 members of ten strategic leadership groups - including federal judges, business executives, religious leaders, high-level bureaucrats, military leaders, labor union chiefs, lawyers, leading journalists, and motion picture and television magnates. The results of the survey - the most comprehensive ever conducted on America's elite groups - enable the authors to examine and analyze elite groups' structure and current social and political tensions in American society
Roots of radicalism : Jews, Christians, and the New Left by Stanley Rothman( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European society and politics by Stanley Rothman( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers and society; the technology and its social implications by Stanley Rothman( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's America : social and political themes in motion pictures by Stephen Powers( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American motion pictures have dominated the world market since the 1930s. This book looks at the ideology of the film industry's creative elite and how their outlook impacts on the portrayals of America that appear on the screen
The Mass media in liberal democratic societies( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in communication technology, especially global television, are rapidly promoting global awareness. This point was driven home with Tiananmen Square, the demise of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, and the collapse of communism in the USSR. While a great impact has been made by the media on the modern world, its effect, and its responsibilities are vaguely understood and widely debated. This book provides a general introduction to the role of mass media, including news media, television, and motion pictures, in liberal democratic societies. It follows the rise of mass media in liberal democracies from the freedom of the press enshrined in the United States constitution to recent dramatic events shown world wide in television and motion pictures. What effects does the media have on children raised in the age of television? How has television affected the commitment to religion, labor parties, political parties, and other traditional influences on one's life? Does the media shape public opinion or reflect it? This book draws on studies primarily from the United States, but includes Germany and Israel, to explain to the college student and interested general reader what the issues are. The book discusses, with careful documentation, media reporting on specific issues, such as Nicaragua, the environment, nuclear energy, and intelligence testing. It then discusses the social and political assumptions evident in the media. Chapter nine contains the most detailed study ever completed on the changing content of prime time television drama from 1950 to the present. One important conclusion of the research presented is that, in the United States, television and motion pictures, which generally supported traditional values in the 1950's, have, since the 1970's, often reversed their positions on sexuality, religion, business, and politics. The concluding chapter by W. Phillips Davison, a founder of mass communication studies, makes some predictions about the impact of mass media in the United States and has wise reflections that should stimulate serious rethinking about the problems of mass media in liberal democratic societies
Soviet politics and society by Stanley Rothman( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving for social change : foundations, public policy, and the American political agenda by Althea K Nagai( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study shows how philanthropic foundations and their leaders help shape the American political agenda. The book revolves around financial leaders as elite members of a strategic sector in American society rather than as an extension of the WASP establishment. Foundation leaders, the authors indicate, are the most diverse and politically polarized of American elite groups. However, using a survey of the ideological views of the foundation elite and an examination of the foundations' public policy grants, the authors show that despite the prominence of a few conservative foundations, a significant number of foundations attempt to push the national agenda in a liberal direction. The opening chapter presents a historical overview of philanthropy and social change. Ensuing chapters discuss issues surrounding foundations such as social order, organizational dilemmas, and competing philosophies. Four appendices, including a survey methodology and samples of American elites, complete the text. This volume is an important addition to the literature on foundations and will be of great interest to public policy professionals, political scientists, and those who track the direction of the national agenda
Computer uses and issues by Stanley Rothman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the experiment : the rise of cultural elites and the decline of America's civic culture by Stanley Rothman( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The End of the Experiment ties together Stanley Rothman's theory of post-industrialism and his four decades of research on American politics and society. Rothman discusses the rise and fall of the New Left, the sixties' impact on America's cultural elites, and the emergence of new post-industrial humanistic values.The first part of this book explains how cultural shifts in post-industrial society increased the influence of intellectuals and redefined America's core values. The second part examines how the shift in American social and cultural values led to a crisis of confidence in the American experiment. And in a final section, Rothman's contemporaries provide insight into his work, reflecting on his continued influence and his devotion to traditional liberalism.Rothman presents a quantitative study of personality differences between traditional American elites and new cultural elites. Rothman argues that the experiment of America--as a new nation rooted in democracy, morality, and civic virtue--is being destroyed by a disaffected intellectual class opposed to traditional values."--Provided by publisher
The culture of philanthropy : foundations and public policy by Althea K Nagai( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The least dangerous branch? : consequences of judicial activism
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The least dangerous branch? : consequences of judicial activismThe still divided academy : how competing visions of power, politics, and diversity complicate the mission of higher educationThe media eliteMolding the good citizen : the politics of high school history textsPrime time : how TV portrays American cultureAmerican elitesHollywood's America : social and political themes in motion picturesThe Mass media in liberal democratic societiesGiving for social change : foundations, public policy, and the American political agenda