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Rothman, Stanley 1927-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 242 publications in 1 language and 14,856 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: P92.U5, 301.4510420973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stanley Rothman
Through different eyes; black and white perspectives on American race relations by Peter Isaac Rose( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 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 media elite by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime time : how TV portrays American culture by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 860 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 836 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 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European society and politics by Stanley Rothman( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of radicalism : Jews, Christians, and the New Left by Stanley Rothman( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American elites by Robert Lerner( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors begin by examining elite theory in political science and sociology. Rejecting power elite, ruling class, and "new class" theories, they propose the concept of competing "strategic elites" as the most accurate characterization of the structure of power in the U.S. Their study compares the backgrounds, ideological differences, and predominant personality characteristics of members of the different elite groups and reveals that leadership groups in the U.S. are sharply divided in complex ways on various issues. Catholic religious leaders, for example, are quite liberal on economic issues but very conservative on cultural issues while the Hollywood elite is moderate on economic issues, quite liberal on cultural issues, and much more alienated from American society than are members of other leadership groups
Hollywood's America : social and political themes in motion pictures by Stephen Powers( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 470 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 least dangerous branch? : consequences of judicial activism by Stephen Powers( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the American judiciary still the "least dangerous branch," as Alexander Hamilton and legal scholar Alexander Bickel characterized it? Powers and Rothman explore the impact of the federal courts, providing a brief account of the development of constitutional law and an overview of the judiciary's impact in six controversial areas of public policy
Molding the good citizen : the politics of high school history texts by Robert Lerner( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 386 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)
Environmental cancer-- a political disease? by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And, the authors conclude, misplaced fears about the risks of environmental cancer have seriously distorted public policy and priorities
The still divided academy : how competing visions of power, politics, and diversity complicate the mission of higher education by Stanley Rothman( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 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 Mass media in liberal democratic societies( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 285 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
Giving for social change : foundations, public policy, and the American political agenda by Althea K Nagai( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 272 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
Soviet politics and society by Stanley Rothman( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer uses and issues by Stanley Rothman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video villains : the TV businessman, 1955-1986 by S. Robert Lichter( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of philanthropy : foundations and public policy by Althea K Nagai( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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