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Shifts in the social contract [electronic resource] : understanding change in American society /
Beth A. Rubin.
imprint
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, c1996.
description
xiv, 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0803990405 (paper : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, c1996.
isbn
0803990405 (paper : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10245955
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-198) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Examining the changes in society in the United States, Beth Rubin explains how the current era differs fundamentally from the post-World War Two period; how and why that change has occured; and what its meaning is to everyday life. She traces the changes from a domestic to a global economy, the transformation of the workplace, and the impact that these changes have had on how other people are experiencing social aspects of their lives: their families and interpersonal relations, their communities and their experience of the culture of mass society.
Main Description
Examining the changes in society in the United States, Beth Rubin explains how the current era differs fundamentally from the post-World War Two period; how and why that change has occurred; and what its meaning is to everyday life. She traces the changes from a domestic to a global economy, the transformation of the workplace, and the impact that these changes have had on how other people are experiencing social aspects of their lives: their families and interpersonal relations, their communities and their experience of the culture of mass society.
Table of Contents
Social Change in The Twentieth Century
Society in Transition
The American Dream
Accord in the Post-World War II Era
End of a Century, End of an Era
Implications
From Industrial Economy To Flexible Economy
The Labor-Capital Accord
The Breakdown of the Accord
The Emerging Economy
Conclusions
Work in The Flexible Economy
Labor Market Segmentation
Work in the Accord Years
The Stable Workplace
Work in the Post-Accord Years
The Flexible Workplace
The Challenge to Education
Conclusions
Flexible Families
From Pre-Industrial Families to Modern Families
Accord-Era Families
Forming Flexible Families
Conclusions
The Changing Role of Government
Levels of Government Involvement
The Uninvolved State
The Involved State
The Distracted State
Conclusions
Culture in A Changing World
Culture
The Creation of Meaning
Forces of Cultural Change
Globalization and Cultural Change
Conclusions
Transition to The Future
The Decline of the Postwar Social Contract, Revisited
A New Era of Flexibility
Possible Worlds
Conclusions
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