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The Age of Obama: The Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse


Drawing on collaborative research from a team at Harvard and Manchester universities, this book asks how two very different societies are responding to the tide of diversity that is being felt around the rich world. Injustice, it turns out, still blights the lives of many UK and US minorities – particularly African Americans – and there are signs that the new diversity strains community life. Yet in both countries, public opinion is running irreversibly in favour of tolerance. That augurs well for the future – and suggests that a British Obama cannot be ruled out.

Keywords: diversity, injustice, minorities, African Americans, community life, public opinion, tolerance, British Obama, collaborative research, rich world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082771
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Clark, author

Robert D. Putnam, author

Edward Fieldhouse, author