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A Portrait of America: The Demographic Perspective (Sociology in the 21st Century)

Iceland, John

Editore: University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520278186 / ISBN 13: 9780520278189
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Titolo: A Portrait of America: The Demographic ...

Casa editrice: University of California Press

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: Portrait of America describes our nation?s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well-being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and health and mortality.

The discussion of these topics is informed by several sources, including an examination of household survey data, and by syntheses of existing published material, both quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the current issues and controversies around these themes, highlighting their role in everyday debates taking place in Congress, the media, and in American living rooms. Each chapter includes historical background, as well as a discussion of how patterns and trends in the United States compare to those in peer countries.

Dal risvolto interno: " Portrait of America is solidly grounded in the most recent empirical work on the various topics and is presented in a well-written, accessible style."—Stewart Tolnay, S. Frank Miyamoto Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and author of  The Bottom Rung: African American Family Life on Southern Farms

"In Portrait of America, John Iceland offers a lucid overview of major social changes in American history, with a focus on contemporary patterns of family complexity, widening inequality, increasing ethnic diversity, and improving health. Demographic data are displayed in readable charts to present the foundation of his book, but Iceland explains and interprets the facts with international and temporal comparisons, social theories, and journalistic illustrations. All this makes for an interesting, informative, and compelling read."—Charles Hirschman, Boeing International Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, University of Washington

“I am using A Portrait of America in my undergrad demography class this semester, and plan to continue using it. It is quite good and provides the kind of depth and information about demographic dynamics in the US that I want my students to have. And it is current and up to date. I have 110 students each semester in the class, and I plan to keep using it.?—Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Professor of Sociology and Abell Professor of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University

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