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American Middle Class : An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty - by Robert Rycroft (Hardcover)

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While this two-volume reference set is detailed enough for undergraduates, it is accessible to high school students and includes content related to the National Curriculum for Social Studies and the Common Core requirements. Entries offer information on concepts, terms, personalities, events, and institutions related to the American middle class. Each entry is about two pages long and includes a list of further reading. Volume 1 offers a prologue section with a portrait of the middle class, definitions, and insights on class identity and the role of race in defining middle class; this section also provides demographics on ethnic and LGBT sectors middle class. Part 1 examines economic uncertainty and the American middle class. Like all the sections in the reference, this section begins with an overview essay, followed by alphabetical entries on related factors such as banks and the US economy, the gender wage gap, and Social Security. Part 2, on politics and public policy, begins with an overview essay on President Obama and the middle class, followed by alphabetical entries on topics such as absentee voting, hate groups, and welfare policy. Volume 2 contains sections on education and housing, health, crime, middle class norms, culture, and media. Some topics include community college, residential segregation, autism, long-term care, gangs, mass incarceration, homophobia, school prayer, country music, tattoos, and Bruce Springsteen. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 21053
Genre: Social Science, Reference
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Robert Rycroft
Language: English
Street Date: May 12, 2017
TCIN: 51857248
UPC: 9781610697576
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-7055
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