Regions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and The United States by Edward GrabbRegions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and The United States by Edward Grabb

Regions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and The United States

byEdward Grabb, James Curtis

Paperback | April 26, 2010

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Regions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and the United States provides an invaluable social, cultural, and political comparison of the two countries that share the world's longest undefended border. General readers and students alike will find Regions Apart an insightful analysis of howand why Americans and Canadians differ, not only from each other but from region to region within each country. Recognizing the inevitability of the comparison - at least for Canadians! - the authors explore the myths about the historical development of the two nations and provide their ownthought-provoking interpretation. They argue that the original American colonies and English Canada were very similar societies and that the differences that emerged as the countries developed resulted not simply because of the rupture caused by the American Revolution, but because of internaldivisions in each country - between English and French Canada and between the American North and South - that set the two nations on different paths. The Wynford edition includes a new introduction by Edward Grabb bringing this groundbreaking study fully up to date.
Edward Grabb is Professor and Senior Scholar in Residence at the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Most of his research centres on social inequality, political sociology, and comparative social structure. His articles have appeared in such journals as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, the Can...
Title:Regions Apart: The Four Societies of Canada and The United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Edward Grabb: Introduction to the Wynford EditionPrefaceIntroductionPlan of the BookPart I: Canada and the United States: Theoretical PerspectivesIntroduction2. Previous Perspectives: Founding Fragements and Revolutionary OriginsHartz's Theory of European Founding FragementsLipset's Origins Thesis: The Defining Moment of the American RevolutionSummary3. An Alternative Perspective: Deep Structures and the Four Sub-societies of Canada and the United StatesThe Concept of Deep StructuresDeep Structures and the English HeritageIdentifying the Deep Structures of the English SocietiesCanada and the United States as Four Sub-societiesSummary and Conclusion to Part IPart II: Historical Myths and Historical EvidenceIntroduction4. Liberty, Liberalism, and the Myth of American IndividualismThe Concept of Liberty in Pre-revolutionary AmericaThe Myth of American IndividualismSummary5. English Canada and the Loyalist MythThe Loyalist Migration and Canadian ToryismCounting the LoyalistsHow Loyal Were the Loyalists?Were the English-Canadian Colonists 'Americans'?Tory Values: Comparing the Elite and the Larger PopulationSummary6. Canadians and Americans: Historical ComparisonsClass Structure and Economic BackgroundEthnic Composition and Sources of ImmigrationReligion in Canada and the United StatesPatterns of UrbanizationPolitical Culture and OrganizationSummaryConclusion to Part IIPart III: Enduring Myths and Contemporary RealitiesIntroductionSamples and Data SourcesResearch Questions7. Moral Issues: Religion, Family Values, and CrimeReligion and ReligiosityFamily and Sexual ValuesCrime and the LawSummary8. Individualism, Collectivism, and the StateCollectivism and the Role of the StateAttitudes about Individualism, Statism, and CollectivismSummary9. Social Inclusion and Tolerance toward MinoritiesMosaic and Melting PotPatterns of Immigration and Racial CompositionSocioeconomic Attainments of Immigrants and Ethnic MinoritiesComparative Research on Attitudes toward MinoritiesSummary10. Political Attitudes and Political ActionPolitical Interest and Political BehaviourPolitical Trust and Confidence in GovernmentFeelings of Interpersonal Trust and National PrideSummary11. Voluntary-Association Involvement and ActivityPrevious ResearchResults from the World Values SurveysSummaryConclusion to Part III12. ConclusionDeep Structures RevisitedHow Many 'Nations' Are There?Elites and MassesNational Differences: Comparing the ExtremesPast, Present, and Future: Convergence, Divergence, or Both?Appendix IAppendix IIAppendix IIIReferencesIndex