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Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Richard Brown


The United States is in transit from an industrial to a postindustrial society, from a modern to a postmodern culture, and from a national to a global economy. This book asks how we can distinguish the uniquely American elements of these changes from more global influences, focusing on the ways in which economic imperatives give shape to the shifting experience of being American. Drawing on a wide knowledge of American history and literature, the latest social science, and contemporary social issues, it investigates continuity and change in American race relations, politics, religion, concepti ... More

Keywords: postmodern culture, democracy, politics, race relations, selfhood, United States, postmodernism, religion, arts, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100259
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Brown, author