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Glazer, Nathan

Works: 278 works in 1,234 publications in 5 languages and 30,283 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Textbooks  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Social history  Abstracts  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Publishing director, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: BF755.A5, 136.4973
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Beyond the melting pot : the Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City by Nathan Glazer( Book )

137 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publications of the Joint Center for Urban Studies." Discusses the problems minority groups have faced in New York City and each group's special characteristics
American Judaism by Nathan Glazer( Book )

72 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lonely crowd : a study of the changing American character by David Riesman( Book )

210 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hypothesis of The lonely crowd is that there has been a change in the character of the American people, that where once men whose character was "inner-directed" dominated our society, the tendency is now toward the dominance of the "other-directed" character. The inner-directed persons are those who internalize adult authority-the pioneers, the individualists; the other-directed persons are those whose character is formed chiefly by the example of their peers and contemporaries. The substance of the book is concerned with the confluence and consequences of these two types in contemporary American society -- Back cover
Affirmative discrimination : ethnic inequality and public policy by Nathan Glazer( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Glazer surveys the civil rights tradition in the United States; evaluates public policies in the areas of employment, education, and housing; and questions the judgment and wisdom of their underlying premises--their focus on group rights, rather than individual rights. Such policies, he argues, are ineffective, unnecessary, and politically destructive of harmonious relations among the races. Updated with a long, new introduction by the author, Affirmative Discrimination will enable citizens as well as scholars to better understand and evaluate public policies for achieving social justice in a multiethnic society
Ethnicity : theory and experience by Nathan Glazer( Book )

41 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen essays present theoretical exploration of modern ethnic identity, assertiveness, and conflict throughout the world and selective empirical studies of particular ethnic groups in various nations and parts of the world
From a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American city by Nathan Glazer( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades of writing and thinking about what this architectural movement will bequeath to future generations. In From a Cause to a Style, he proclaims his disappointment with modernism and its impact on the American city. Writing in the tradition of legendary American architectural critics Lewis Mumford and Jane Jacobs, Glazer contends that modernism, this new urban form that signaled not just a radical revolution in style but a social ambition to enhance the conditions under which ordinary people lived, has fallen short on all counts. The articles and essays collected here--some never published before, all updated--reflect his ideas on subjects ranging from the livable city and public housing to building design, public memorials, and the uses of public space. Glazer, an undisputed giant among public intellectuals, is perhaps best known for his writings on ethnicity and social policy, where the unflinching honesty and independence of thought that he brought to bear on tough social questions has earned him respect from both the Left and the Right. Here, he challenges us to face some difficult truths about the public places that, for better or worse, define who we are as a society."--Publisher's description
We are all multiculturalists now by Nathan Glazer( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The melting pot no longer defines us. Where not very long ago we sought assimilation, we now pursue multiculturalism. Nowhere has this transformation been more evident than in the public schools, where a traditional Eurocentric curriculum has yielded to diversity - and, often, to confrontation and confusion. In a book that brings clarity and reason to this highly charged issue, Nathan Glazer explores these sweeping changes. He offers an incisive account of why we all - advocates and skeptics alike - have become multiculturalists, and what this means for national unity, civil society, and the education of our youth. Focusing particularly on the impact in public schools, Glazer dissects the four issues uppermost in the minds of people on both sides of the multicultural fence: Whose "truth" do we recognize in the curriculum? Will an emphasis on ethnic roots undermine or strengthen our national unity in the face of international disorder? Will attention to social injustice, past and present, increase or decrease civil disharmony and strife? Does a multicultural curriculum enhance learning, by engaging students' interest and by raising students' self-esteem, or does it teach irrelevance at best and fantasy at worst? Glazer argues cogently that multiculturalism arose from the failure of mainstream society to assimilate African Americans; anger and frustration at their continuing separation gave black Americans the impetus for rejecting traditions that excluded them. But, willingly or not, we are all multiculturalists now, Glazer asserts, and his book gives us the clearest picture yet of what there is to know, to fear, and to ask of ourselves about this new identity
Clamor at the gates : the new American immigration by Nathan Glazer( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ethnic dilemmas, 1964-1982 by Nathan Glazer( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the recent ferment in American civil rights and affirmative action activities, and forecasts the issues that future Latin American and Asian immigration will bring
The limits of social policy by Nathan Glazer( Book )

14 editions published between 1899 and 1990 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the answers; essays on the American student revolt by Nathan Glazer( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Urban predicament by William Gorham( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of contributors bring together much of what is known about some of New York City's major problems. In an "introduction and overview" chapter, the editors of the book take a look at chapters that follow in the context of recent attempts by the Federal government to influence city conditions. A "finance" chapter presents a comprehensive analysis of the circumstances through which most of the largest cities got into their fiscal bind and suggests what each level of government can do to ease the bind. A "housing" chapter surveys a number of past and current aspects of housing, suggesting how all of them relate to each other in the operation of the housing market. A "crime" chapter focuses on the nearer-term methods of reducing street crime, particularly robbery. Also presented is an analysis of the effect that a higher arrest and incapacitation might have on the crime rate. The bulk of an "education" chapter is devoted to an analysis of desegregation in the public schools since 1968. a "transportation" chapter covers most of the problems on the passenger transportation scene. (Author/JM)
The social basis of American communism by Nathan Glazer( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities in trouble by Nathan Glazer( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New York times book." Articles appeared originally in the New York times magazine Bibliography: p. [269]-270
Studies in housing & minority groups by Nathan Glazer( Book )

12 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American commonwealth, 1976( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic pluralism and public policy : achieving equality in the United States and Britain by Nathan Glazer( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic groups in history textbooks by Nathan Glazer( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six popular high school American history textbooks are examined to address accusations of overcompensation by textbook publishers as a result of the raised ethnic consciousness of the 1970s. The textbooks are: "Our American Heritage" (Silver Burdett); "The Pageant of American History" (Allyn and Bacon); "a History of Our American Republic" (Laidlaw Brothers); "People and Our Country" (Holt, Rinehart and Winston); "These United States" (Houghton Mifflin); and "Rise of the American Nation" (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich). Investigated are how the new textbooks deal with American diversity and whether or not so much attention is given to ethnic groups that the main lines of American history are distorted. Arranged into six chapters, textbooks are evaluated for: (1) similarities in content and format; (2) proportion of space devoted to ethnic groups; (3) treatment of pre-colonial and colonial ethnic groups; (4) treatment of ethnic groups during the American territorial expansion period; (5) treatment of 20th century ethnic minorities; and (6) a discussion of new civic morality which focuses on respect and justice for disadvantaged minorities and creation of a successful multi-ethnic society. The book concludes that familiar outlines of American history development are somewhat reduced and the overall tone of the new texts replaces the old myths of racial inferiority with new myths proclaiming the superior moral qualities of minorities. Two data tables are provided illustrating the numbers and percentages of pages and pictures devoted to ethnic groups. (Lh)
The Poor: a culture of poverty, or a poverty of culture? by Jerry Alan Winter( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first paper, "Introduction: The culture of poverty hypotheses and their import for social science and social policy," discusses three related hypotheses developed by Oscar Lewis concerning the poor with respect to the views of the other contributors to this volume bearing on those hypotheses. The second paper, "Family structure, poverty, and race," advocates that sociologists study the unique strengths in the Negro family in America that have enabled it to accomplish in one century a kind of stability similar to the stability that the white family in America has required almost three centuries to develop. The third paper, "The culture of poverty? What does it matter," discusses how the culture of poverty idea does matter to the behavioral science disciplines; to the images and life chances of poor people; and to the structuring of relations among individuals and groups. Also discussed are some of the ways in which the idea of the culture of poverty and the research methods associated with it fail to deal with some fundamental human and knowledge issues. The fourth paper is "Subculture and social reform: The case of the 'Culture of Poverty'." (Jm)
The public face of architecture : civic culture and public spaces( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beyond the melting pot : the Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City
American JudaismThe lonely crowd : a study of the changing American characterAffirmative discrimination : ethnic inequality and public policyEthnicity : theory and experienceFrom a cause to a style : modernist architecture's encounter with the American cityWe are all multiculturalists nowEthnic dilemmas, 1964-1982The limits of social policyThe public face of architecture : civic culture and public spaces
Alternative Names
Glazer, Nathan 1923-

Nathan Glazer

Nathan Glazer Amerikaans historicus

Nathan Glazer sociòleg estatunidenc

Nathan Glazer sociólogo estadounidense

Nathan Glazer sociologue américain

Nathan Glazer US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Натан Глэйзер американский социолог

נייתן גלייזר סוציולוג אמריקאי

נתן גלייזר

ناتان قلاسر

ناتان گلیزر نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

글레이저, 네이선

グレイザー, ネイサン

グレーザー, N.


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