Winners and Losers

Social and Political Polarities in America

Winners and Losers

Duke Press Policy Studies

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Book Pages: 344 Illustrations: Published: April 1984

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Sociology

Leading sociologist Irving Louis Horowitz examines the response social science has made to contemporary subjects and issues: the so-called "new class" of the intelligentsia, the ecology movement, social planning, alienation, privatization, anomie, the threat of nuclear war. Horowitz evaluates as a social scientist the question of values—those disclosed through analysis, and those threatened by it—and discusses the overall political and moral impact of knowledge and methodology in social science.

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

I. Society

1. Class Composition and Competition 3

2. Holy Ghosts in Ethnic Closets 20

3. Environmental Options versus Economic Imperatives 40

4. Unlimited Equality and Limited Growth 47

5. Winners and Losers 63

6. Presenting the Self for Social Immortality 78

7. Alienation and the Social System 83

8. Futurology and Millenarian Visions 89

II. Polity

9. Interest Groups and Political Partisans 105

10. Bureaucracy, Administration, and State Power 115

11. Political Bases of Equity Goals 126

12. From the New Deal to the New Federalism 143

13. Transnational Terrorism, Civil Liberties, and the Social Fabric 158

14. Routinized Terrorism and Its Unanticipated Consequences 169

15. Revolution, Retribution, and Redemption 177

16. Marginality, Originality, and Rootless Cosmopolitanism 192

III. Ideology

17. Left-wing Fascism 209

18. Multiplication of Marxism 220

19. Methodology, Ideology, and Society 232

20. Developmental Dilemmas 246

21. Advocacy and Neutrality in Research 256

22. Language, Truth, and Politics 269

23. Moral Development and Authoritarian Distemper 276

24. Moral Implications of Social Science Disputations 289

Notes 303

Index 323
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