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Hochschild, Jennifer L. 1950-

Works: 35 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 13,811 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Jennifer L Hochschild
Most widely held works by Jennifer L Hochschild
Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hochschild combines survey data and vivid anecdote to clarify several paradoxes. Since the 1960s, white Americans have seen African Americans as having better and better chances to achieve the dream. At the same time middle-class blacks, by now one-third of the African American population, have become increasingly frustrated personally and anxious about the progress of their race. Most poor blacks, however, cling with astonishing strength to the notion that they and their families can succeed despite their terrible, perhaps worsening, living conditions. Meanwhile, a tiny number of the estranged poor, who have completely given up on the American dream or any other faith, threaten the social fabric of the black community and the very lives of their fellow blacks. Will the still optimistic majority of poor African Americans eventually follow the alienated minority into neighborhood and even society-wide destruction? Does the new black middle class vindicate the American dream, or does the frustration of its members make apparent the limits of a vision never intended to include African Americans? Hochschild probes these questions, and gives them historical depth by comparing the experience of today's African Americans to that of white ethnic immigrants at the turn of the century. She concludes by claiming that America's only alternative to the social disaster of intensified racial conflict lies in the inclusiveness, optimism, discipline, and high-mindedness of the American dream at its best
The American dream and the public schools by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Examines ... desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict ... between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class ... The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism
The new American dilemma : liberal democracy and school desegregation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic thesis of this book is that neither minorities nor whites benefit when incremental and participatory methods are used to desegregate schools. Rather, it argues, school desegregation can succeed only when rapid and extensive change is imposed by nonelected officials, at a centralized level, and without citizen involvement. Chapter 1 covers the relationship of racism and liberalism in American history and surveys prevailing notions about why racism exists and how it can be abolished. Using socioeconomic status (ses) data on blacks, Chapter 2 challenges the argument that racism and its consequences can be eradicated through conventional forms of political action. Chapter 3 includes a list of goals for desegregation and briefly discusses two notions of how social change can and should occur: incrementalism and popular control. Chapter 4 argues that incremental policy-making cannot promote the abolition of racism with reasonable promptness. Numerous examples of such policies (including time plans, busing, and voluntary desegregation plans) are cited. Chapter 4 assesses popular control and concludes that the (largely white) electorate cannot be counted on to mandate policies requiring racial balance. Chapter 5 argues that only rarely do citizen groups aid acceptance by whites of desegregation. Finally, Chapter 6 considers alternatives to previously attempted desegregation schemes. It asserts that radical change may be accomplished only through methods that are unpalatable to the ruling elite. (Kh)
What's fair? : American beliefs about distributive justice by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a new racial order : how immigration, multiracialism, genomics, and the young can remake race in America by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American racial order--the beliefs, institutions, and practices that organize relationships among the nation's races and ethnicities--is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, and considers how different groups of Americans are being affected. Through revealing narrative and striking research, the authors show that the personal and political choices of Americans will be critical to how, and how much, racial hierarchy is redefined in decades to come. The authors outline the components that make up a racial order and examine the specific mechanisms influencing group dynamics in the United States: immigration, multiracialism, genomic science, and generational change. Cumulatively, these mechanisms increase heterogeneity within each racial or ethnic group, and decrease the distance separating groups from each other. The authors show that individuals are moving across group boundaries, that genomic science is challenging the whole concept of race, and that economic variation within groups is increasing. Above all, young adults understand and practice race differently from their elders: their formative memories are 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and Obama's election--not civil rights marches, riots, or the early stages of immigration. Blockages could stymie or distort these changes, however, so the authors point to essential policy and political choices. Portraying a vision, not of a postracial America, but of a different racial America, Creating a New Racial Order examines how the structures of race and ethnicity are altering a nation."--Jacket
Social policies for children by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Successful social policies for children are critical to America's future. Yet the status of children in America suggests that the nation's policies may not be serving them well. Infant and child mortality rates in the United States remain high compared with those of other western industrialized nations; child poverty rates have worsened in the past decade; and poor health care, child abuse, and inadequate schooling and child care persist." "In this book, a group of renowned scholars presents a new set of social policies designed to alleviate these problems and to help satisfy the needs of all children. The policies deal with the most important domains affecting children from birth through the passage to adulthood: child care, schooling, transition to work, health care, income security, physical security, and child abuse." "Although nearly everyone agrees that children are in trouble, there is considerable debate over what kind of trouble they are in, why this is so, and whether government can or should more actively seek to solve these problems. Americans are evenly divided on the question of whether children's problems are more economic or moral in origin. The seven proposals in this volume both reflect and cut across ideological disagreements. Some for more government, others for less; but all call for different government methods for achieving socially agreed-upon goals to help America's children."--Jacket
Do facts matter? : information and misinformation in American politics by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A democracy falters when most of its citizens are uninformed or misinformed, when misinformation affects political decisions and actions, or when political actors foment misinformation -- the state of affairs the United States faces today, as this timely book makes painfully clear. In Do Facts Matter? Jennifer L. Hoschschild and Katherine Levine Einstein start with Thomas Jefferson's ideal citizen, who knows and uses correct information to make policy or political choices. What, then, the authors ask, are the consequences if citizens are informed but do not act on their knowledge? More serious, what if they do act, but on incorrect information? Analyzing the use, nonuse, and misuse of facts in various cases...Hochschild and Einstein argue persuasively that errors of commission (that is, acting on falsehoods) are even more troublesome than errors of omission. While citizens' inability or unwillingness to use the facts they know in their political decision making may be frustrating, their acquisition and use of incorrect 'knowledge' pose a far greater threat to a democratic political system. Do Facts Matter? looks beyond the individual citizens to the role that political elites play in informing, misinforming, and encouraging or discouraging the use of accurate or mistaken information or beliefs. Finally, the authors consider policy levers and political actions that leaders and citizens can use to disseminate politically relevant knowledge, connect information to action, and correct or compensate for the use of misinformation. As Will Rogers once remarked, 'It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble. It's what we know that ain't so.' Hochschild and Einstein show that if a well-informed electorate remains a crucial component of a successful democracy, the concealment of political facts poses its greatest threat." -- Book jacket
Thirty years after Brown by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many school districts and classrooms have desegregated since the 1954 Brown decision, desegregation is neither complete nor uniform. Moreover, racial isolation is growing in some regions and cities, and new forms of separation are arising within desegregated schools. New desegregation strategies and policies are needed, but these will be constrained by current demographic trends (such as the general move away from Northeastern cities to the suburbs and to the South) and economic phenomena, such as the growing poverty of cities. Similarly, citizens' changing political preferences are cause for pessimism, especially the decline in fervor for civil rights initiatives. Even among blacks, doubts are increasing that mandatory desegregation is either possible or advisable. Yet civil rights proponents should not despair: surveys reveal that Americans strongly and increasingly endorse racial integration and deplore segregation and racism. Policy makers must attempt to resolve debate over interpretation of the Brown decision. Of the three main interpretations--a "color-blind constitution"; "desegregation first"; and "educational quality"--The first must be ruled out as politically, morally, and constitutionally flawed. The other two are also unsatisfactory, but this does not mean that desegregation is doomed. If they are linked together, both quality education and desegregation can be achieved. Successful desegregation means avoiding resegregation, magnetizing all schools, fostering constructive interracial activities, and above all, desegregating on a metropolitan-wide basis. (Kh)
Bringing outsiders in : transatlantic perspectives on immigrant political incorporation( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Frameworks -- pt. 2. Exploring immigrant political incorporation -- pt. 3. Immigrants' local political opportunity structures -- pt. 4. Immigrants' national political opportunity structures -- pt. 5. Immigrants' political opportunity structures beyond the state -- pt. 6. Immigrants' political resources and strategies -- pt. 7. The road ahead
Outsiders no more? : models of immigrant political incorporation( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers. Each develops a systematic model permitting the study of who is an immigrant, what is politics, and how incorporation occurs or is blocked. Ranging across North America and Western Europe, it is indispensable for analysts and activists alike
In search of a common destiny( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews during the violence and cleanup after the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles, a town meeting in Los Angeles, and a panel discussion of the racial problems of this country with the inclusion of the book, A common destiny : Blacks and America
Justice at war : civil liberties and civil rights during times of crisis by Richard Delgado( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The status of civil rights in the United States today is as volatile an issue as ever, with many Americans wondering if new laws, implemented after the events of September 11, restrict more people than they protect. How will efforts to eradicate racism, sexism, and xenophobia be affected by the measures our government takes in the name of protecting its citizens?. Richard Delgado, one of the founding figures in the Critical Race Theory movement, addresses these problems with his latest book in the award-winning Rodrigo Chronicles . Employing the narrative device he and other Critical Race theo
Equalities by Douglas W Rae( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All's fair in love and work? : poverty, justice, and the redistribution of wealth by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on politics by American Political Science Association( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do facts matter? information and misinformation in American politics by Jennifer L Hochschild( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political contingency of public opinion, or what shall we make of the declining faith of middle-class African Americans? by Jennifer L Hochschild( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Norms of distributive justice held by rich and poor Americans by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Social class in public schools by Jennifer L Hochschild( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation
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Hochschild, Jennifer.

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Hochschild, Jennifer Lucy 1950-

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The American dream and the public schoolsThe new American dilemma : liberal democracy and school desegregationWhat's fair? : American beliefs about distributive justiceSocial policies for childrenThirty years after BrownBringing outsiders in : transatlantic perspectives on immigrant political incorporationJustice at war : civil liberties and civil rights during times of crisis