Table of contents for Split : class and cultural divides in American politics / Mark D. Brewer, Jeffrey M. Stonecash.

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PREFACE						00
Chapter 1 Divisions in American Politics		1</B>
	The Central Issues-Class and Culture		4
	Why Interpretations Matter				6
	The Puzzling State of Interpretations		8
	The Concerns and Plan of the Book			17
Chapter 2 Inequality and Opportunity in America: Growing Differences	23</B>
	By the Numbers: Trends in Income and Wealth Inequality	24
	Inequality and the Lives of Americans				28
	Interpreting Inequality							36
	Conclusion									40
Chapter 3 Parties and Policy Proposals on Class Issues		41</B>
	Increased Party Differences						42
	Taxes: Battles over Revenues and Who Pays				45
	Battles over Programs							57
	Social Security, Private Markets, and Redistribution Issues		61
	Summary								64
Chapter 4 Class Divides in the American Public				67</B>
	The Public's Perceptions of Inequality					69
	The Public's Perceptions of the Parties					70
	The Emergence of Class Divisions					73
	Limits on Class Divisions in American Society				75
	The Political Debate about Inequality					79
	The Importance of Short-Term Events					82
	Conclusion								84
Chapter 5 The Rise of Cultural Issues: Trends and Developments in American Society	87</B>
	Religion in Schools							89
	Sex Education								90
	Sex in Popular Media							92
	Abortion								95
	The Role of Women in Society						97
	The American Family							100
	Homosexual Rights							106
	Summary								108
Chapter 6 Party and Policy Proposals on Cultural Issues			111</B>
	Party Platforms								113
	Congressional Action							122
	Presidential Politics							132
	Conclusion								139
Chapter 7 Cultural Divides in the American Public				141</B>
	Mass Recognition of Elite Changes					141
	Cultural Issues and Electoral Behavior					144
	Religion, Cultural Issues, and American Electoral Behavior		149
	Conclusion								162
Chapter 8 The Dual Divisions of Class and Culture				163</B>
	A More Conservative Nation?						164
	Concern with Economic Issues						170
	Adding New Issues to Existing Ones					170
	Class, Views on Abortion, and Voting Pattern Dynamics			177
	Class, Views on Gays, and Voting Pattern Dynamics			180
	Opposing Interpretations						180
ENDNOTES								187</B>
INDEX									00</B>

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Class consciousness -- Political aspects -- United States.
Social conflict -- United States.
Culture conflict -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-.