Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. During this time scholars and journalists have described the group as exercising increasing influence over cultural values and public affairs. The rise of this putative "new class" has been greeted with idealistic hope or ideological suspicion on both the right and the left. In an Age of Experts challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated, and that the political preferences of professionals are much more closely linked to those of business owners and executives than has been commonly assumed.
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"Steven Brint offers an exhaustive, systematic, and well-executed analysis of the politics and position of professionals in American society. He provides a very useful synthesis of available knowledge on this group, offers original detailed information on its politics, and addresses important sociological debates."--Mich`ele Lamont, Princeton University
Steven Brint is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the coauthor, with Jerome Karabel, of the award-winning study The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985.
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Descripción Princeton University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110691033994
Descripción Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0691033994 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1203619