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Hochschild, Jennifer L. 1950-

Works: 37 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 13,867 library holdings
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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( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 3,089 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( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,680 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
Justice at war : civil liberties and civil rights during times of crisis by Richard Delgado( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,625 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
Social policies for children by Irwin Garfinkel( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,519 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
Creating a new racial order : how immigration, multiracialism, genomics, and the young can remake race in America by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 970 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
The new American dilemma : liberal democracy and school desegregation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 884 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 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing outsiders in : transatlantic perspectives on immigrant political incorporation( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outsiders no more? : models of immigrant political incorporation by Jennifer L Hochschild( )

19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 666 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
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 579 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."--Jacket
Thirty years after Brown by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 264 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)
In Search of a Common Destiny : Blacks and American Society( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 23 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
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

The Double-Edged Sword of Equal Educational Opportunity by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper argues that the ideology of equal opportunity is simultaneously a message of hope and despair, that equal opportunity is a double-edged sword both empirically and normatively. The essay is organized in three sections. The first outlines the growing role played by equal opportunity in American history, thought, and practice, and indicates the time when five different problems associated with equal opportunity first surfaced. They are: (1) the promotion of equal opportunity for one group denying access to it by another group; (2) equal chances for all turning into a denial of chances for some; (3) the success of some group members creating or exacerbating the failure of other members of the group; (4) dangers created by the strength of the ideology of equal opportunity; and (5) the success of equal opportunity creates anxiety about its continuance. Section 2 asserts that these five problems, which different groups of whites faced one at a time across 150 years, are all occurring at the same time within the contemporary black community. It argues that the status of black Americans is extraordinarily complex and fluid because blacks are recapitulating in one generation the successes and risks of many generations of whites. Section 3 identifies conditions under which a reliance on equal opportunity is more likely to produce benign rather than malign results. The analysis focuses on the education of American blacks, but more general implications are discussed. (Kh)
Facing up to the American dream : race, class and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Character and Effectiveness of Citizen Monitoring Groups in Implementing Civil Rights in Public Schools by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The character and impact of citizen monitoring groups are examined in this report, which evaluates groups monitoring three civil rights issues related to public education: race desegregation, sex equity, and services for the handicapped. The authors conducted site visits to study monitoring of race desegregation in 15 school systems, sex equity in eight locations, and services for the handicapped in seven locations. The purpose was to explore the effectiveness of monitoring groups in order to recommend the best roles, structures, resources, and strategies for groups effecting civil rights compliance. The report covers six areas: (1) the definition of citizen monitoring groups; (2) the description of four types of civil rights goals; (3) the definition of monitoring and the role of citizen groups in achieving these goals; (4) the criteria for the effectiveness of monitoring groups and methods used to select research sites, interview subjects, and interview topics; (5) a detailed analysis of 13 monitoring groups; and (6) conclusions and recommendations for future monitoring groups. The research identified these factors as necessary for effective monitoring: mandate, authority, members, information, and community support (or at least acquiescence). A lengthy appendix includes interview guides and an executive summary of the report. (Author/JM)
Incrementalism, Majoritarianism, and the Failures of School Desegregation by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper argues that cautious and participatory desegregation efforts yield less desirable outcomes than either sweeping, authoritative desegregation policies or no imposed effort at all. The author proceeds to support these claims by identifying 10 goals of school desegregation and examining the rules and consequences of incremental and democratic desegregation policies in the light of these goals. Investigating the rules of temporal, spatial, organizational, and analytical incrementalism, and citing supportive evidence, the author maintains that minorities in all cases, and sometimes whites, are the worst off when gradual or partial procedures are used. Similarly, the author explores the rules of democratic desegregation planning and concludes that while citizen participation and control are fundamental values, they are rarely effective in ending racial isolation; on the other hand, people with official roles can have an impact. Several policy options are suggested: (1) continue muddling along; (2) stop imposing desegregation against majority desires; or (3) proceed to full and complete desegregation. It is concluded that if the political and moral will to undertake desegregation properly are absent, alternative solutions for granting minority rights and satisfying citizen preferences ought to be pursued. (Author/MJL)
"If It's Worth Doing, It's Worth Doing Well" : Guidelines for Effective Citizen Monitoring of Student Civil Rights by Jennifer L Hochschild( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper identifies various goals for citizen monitoring groups concerned with the enforcement of rights that accompany racial desegregation, sex equality, and aid for the handicapped in schools, and presents recommendations for successful civil rights group monitoring. It is suggested that successful citizen monitoring requires: (1) establishing the monitoring group as part of the civil rights program; (2) recognizing different viewpoints of group members; (3) clearly specifying the extent of the group's authority; (4) developing appropriate monitoring structures; (5) choosing members carefully; (6) providing appropriate resources; and (7) presenting group reports to the school system. Four types of civil rights monitoring groups are identified according to the type of mandate imposed on them (statutory, political, educational, or social). The structures, resources, and strategies appropriate for each type, elements that might make for group success or failure, and specific recommendations for group success are discussed. In regard to the problems that monitoring groups may confront, it is held that effective group monitoring depends not only on following general strategies for success, but also on knowing a group's particular mandate and that mandate's implications. (Author/MJL)
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Facing up to the American dream : race, class, and the soul of the nation Facing up to the American dream : race, class and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild
The American dream and the public schoolsJustice at war : civil liberties and civil rights during times of crisisSocial policies for childrenThe new American dilemma : liberal democracy and school desegregationWhat's fair? : American beliefs about distributive justiceBringing outsiders in : transatlantic perspectives on immigrant political incorporationThirty years after BrownFacing up to the American dream : race, class and the soul of the nation, Jennifer L. Hochschild
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