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@CT:Contents PREFACE 00 TABLES AND FIGURES 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-.