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Racial Attitudes in America

Trends and Interpretations, Revised Edition

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674745698

Publication Date: 02/25/1998


274 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 graphs


  • Preface to the Revised Edition
  • Preface to the 1985 Edition
  • 1. Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
    • Theoretical Considerations
    • Historical Background
  • 2. Problems in Studying Changes in Racial Attitudes
    • The Survey Questions
    • The Survey Samples
    • Interpreting Trend Data
  • 3. Trends in White Racial Attitudes
    • Principles of Equal Treatment
    • Implementation of Equal Treatment
    • Social Distance
    • Beliefs about Inequality
    • Affirmative Action
    • Miscellaneous Racial Questions
    • Conclusions about Changes in White Attitudes
  • 4. Sources of Change in White Racial Attitudes
    • The Question of Cohort Effects
    • The Influence of Income, Education, and Gender
  • 5. Trends in Black Racial Attitudes
    • Questions about Principles
    • Implementation of Principles
    • Questions about Social Distance
    • Explanations of Inequality
    • Affirmative Action
    • Black–White Differences on Other Questions
    • Conclusions
  • 6. Theoretical Interpretations of Changes in White Racial Attitudes
    • Early Optimism: The Scientific American Series
    • Reactions against Early Optimism
    • Counter-reactions: The New Optimists
    • Discounting Positive Responses Entirely
    • Conclusions
  • 7. Conclusion: The Complexity of Race Relations
    • Norms, Preferences, and Personal Conflicts
    • Epilogue: History and Social Psychology
  • Appendix A: Locating Trend Data on Racial Attitudes
  • Appendix B: Unstandardized Coefficients for Variables from Regression Models in Chapter 4
  • Notes
  • References
  • General Index
  • Survey Question Index

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