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Search for the American right wing : an analysis of the social science record, 1955-1987

Hixson, William B. (author.).

Summary: This book is a creative synthesis of the published scholarly research on the contemporary American right wing from the rise of Senator Joseph McCarthy to the election of Ronald Reagan as President. Unlike most other syntheses, it directly engages that research by critically analyzing the major explanations emerging from it. Emphasizing neither the lives and backgrounds of the scholars that he discusses nor paradigms within the social sciences as a whole, William Hixson focuses on the way the concepts of individual researchers have interacted with accumulating evidence on the American right, a.

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  • OCLC: ocn905863774
  • ISBN: 9780691086231
  • ISBN: 0691086230
  • ISBN: 0691606250
  • ISBN: 9780691086231
  • ISBN: 9780691606255
  • ISBN: 140087274X
  • ISBN: 9781400872749
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
  • Published: Princeton, New Jersey :Princeton University Press,1992.
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1992.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One: The Sources Of "McCarthyism" -- One. The New American Right: "McCarthyism" as "Status Politics" -- Two. Hofstadter, Viereck, Shils: "McCarthyism" and the "Populist Heritage" -- Three. Rogin: "McCarthyism" as Midwestern Conservatism -- Four. Beyond Rogin: "McCarthyism" as the Revenge of the "Locals" -- Part Two. THE "RADICAL RIGHT" OF THE EARLY 1960s -- Five. Bell and Riesman: The "Radical Right," American Society, and the Cold War -- Six .Sociological and Psychological Profiles of Right-Wing Activists -- Seven. Hofstadter: The "Radical Right," Fundamentalism, and the Paranoid Style -- Part Three.THE WALLACE CONSTITUENCY -- Eight. Southern Support for Wallace: The Politics of Place -- Nine. Nonsouthem Support for Wallace: The Politics of Protest? -- Ten. Wallace in Context: Reaction, Realignment, and a Society in Crisis -- Part Four. THE "NEW RIGHT" -- Eleven. Studies of "Profamily" Activists: "Status Politics" Revised and Revisited -- Twelve. The Creation of the "New Right" : Organizers, Ideologues, and the Search for a Constituency -- Thirteen. Locating the Moral Majority: The Religious Factor -- Fourteen. The "New Right" and the 1980 Election: The Religious Factor Reconsidered -- Part Five. THE AMERICAN RIGHT WING IN PERSPECTIVE -- Fifteen. Two Interpretations of the Right Wing: Lipset and Rogin -- Sixteen. Conclusion: The American Right Wing in Perspective -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject: Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Right and left (Political science)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

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