The American Dream in the Information Age

  • Otto Newman
  • Richard de Zoysa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Changing Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 3-30
    3. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 31-59
    4. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 60-86
    5. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 87-110
  3. New Times

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 113-140
    3. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 141-166
    4. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 167-189
    5. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 190-214
    6. Otto Newman, Richard de Zoysa
      Pages 215-217
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 218-229

About this book

Introduction

America's current transformation from an industrial to a new information-based culture presents new challenges as well as new perspectives on old debates. This book offers a comprehensive survey of America's changing values. It examines notions of American exceptionalism and how the 'melting pot' is coping with race relations and changing demographics; it assesses the agenda of government, the domestic and global constraints, and how social exclusion can be tackled. Current changes in the US are likely to be a harbinger for other societies, and the authors examine new models of civic society, of learning and of reconfiguring social values for a fast-changing world.

Keywords

culture demography globalization governance government society transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Otto Newman
    • 1
  • Richard de Zoysa
    • 2
  1. 1.San Diego State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.South Bank UniversityLondonUK

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