This volume combines data obtained by a values projective technique over a period of more than 30 years, data obtained from census records, and ethnographic data obtained by the authors in fieldwork in several different places in the USA. Special attention is paid to schooling as a means of cultural transmission. The concept of "hinterland" (the great areas of the United States in between the metropolitan sectors) is developed and contrasted to metropolitan culture. The purpose of the book is to deal with a process in which all Americans, old and new, and of all ethnic groups and minorities, are caught up - the American cultural dialogue. This dialogue, centering on values such as individuality, freedom, community, equality and success transcends class and region.
The composition of American society; mainstream culture; observing America; schooling in the American cultural dialogue; conflict and accommodation; religious movements in America; the hinterland; mainstream and minority cultures - a Chicano perspective; the Afro-American in the cultural dialigue of the United States.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 25th June 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1